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CDT National Twitter #PhotoComp


EPSRC CDT National Twitter #CDTphotocomp led by CDT PIADS 

In partnership with EPSRC/MRC CDT OPTIMA 

EPSRC CDT PIADS decided to create a light-hearted competition to help raise awareness of science and innovation and stimulate engagement across the CDT portfolio. The competition is open to all current EPSRC CDTs. The competition featured three categories, with students posting photos of innovative and funny aspects of their research, as well as a selfie of themselves at work. 

#CDTinnovation celebrating the groundbreaking work carried out by PhD students at CDTs across the country.

#CDTfunny celebrating the occasionally humourous side of PhD research and its results.

#CDTselfie celebrating the people behind the great research carried out at CDTs: the PhD students themselves.

 

2018 Competition

Following on from the success of the CDT Twitter photo competition in 2017, we are pleased to announce the initiative for the second year. To celebrate and encourage engagement between all EPSRC CDTs, @CDT_PIADS and EPSRC/MRC @cdt_optima warmly invite all CDT students & staff to enter the competition by uploading photo entries within a 48-hour time window between 10:00 GMT Friday 27 April - 10:00 GMT Sunday 29 April 2018. Enter the competition as many times as you like under the three themes: #CDTinnovation #CDTselfie #CDTfunny. Photo submissions should be Tweeted to @cdt_plural with the theme hashtag. This year's sponsors are FindAPhd, Seagate Technology and BIG STEM Communicators Network.

  • FindAPhD ‘OVERALL WINNER’  £100 Amazon voucher!
  • 1st prize PER theme: £25 Amazon Voucher + Seagate External Hard Drive + BIG Annual Membership
  • 2nd prize PER theme: £25 Amazon Voucher+ Seagate External Hard Drive

 

2018 CDT Twitter Competition Terms & Conditions

 

2017 Competition

The inaugural competition was carried out to celebrate British Science Week 2017 and was sponsored by FindAPhDSeagate Technology and Tomocube. A wide range of PhD students took part by submitting photos that expressed different aspects of their research. The best picture in each category won a prize of £50 plus a 1TB Seagate external hard drive. The runner-up in each category won a 1TB Seagate external hard drive. FindAPhD also selected one overall winner to receive an extra £100 prize.

#CDTinnovation 

First Prize - Yao Lu of the EPSRC CDT in Moledular Modelling & Materials Science at University College London - Water is framed by superhydrophobic painting and shapes like jelly [1]

Second Prize - Oliver Vanderpoorten of the EPSRC CDT in Sensor Technologies and Application at the University of Cambridge - Fluorescently labelled BAG neurons in C.Elegans - a simple model organism to study neurodegenerative diseases [2]

#CDTfunny 

First Prize - Sam Stanfield of the EPSRC/MRC CDT in Optical Medical Imaging at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde - "That Monday morning office feeling..." [3]
Second Prize - Emma Lonnen of the EPSRC CDT in Physical Sciences for Health (Sci-Phy) at the University of Birmingham - When you've been on the microscope too long and start seeing things in your cells [4]

#CDTselfie 

First Prize - James Garforth of the CDT in Robotics and Autonomous Systems at Heriott-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh - Valkyrie is too important to take her own CDT selfie. [5]

Second Prize - Jack Bartlett of the EPSRC CDT in Condensed Matter Physics (CM-CDT) at the University of St Andrews, Heriot-Watt University and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids - A sample's view [6]

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Overall Winner


Stefania F. Musolino, from Italy, obtained her Masters degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies from the University of Pisa in March 2014. She carried out her Masters thesis under the direction of Prof. Paolo Crotti. In 2014 Stefania joined the CRITICAT CDT program at the University of St Andrews. Her PhD project is focused on the kinetic resolution of alcohols under the joint supervision of Dr James Taylor and Prof. Andrew Smith. Outside of chemistry, she is interested in reading and scientific communication. Stefania's winning entry "Chemistry through the glass

 

 


Participating CDTs

Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Characterisation of Materials
Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Photonics
Centre for Doctoral Training in Biomedical Imaging
Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine
Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data
Centre for Doctoral Training in Condensed Matter Physics
Centre for Doctoral Training in Controlled Quantum Dynamics
Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis
Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics across Scales
Centre for Doctoral Training in for Fuel Cells and their Fuels
Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment
Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology
Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Manufacturing in Composites
Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Manufacturing in Emergent Macromolecular Therapies
Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement
Centre for Doctoral Training in Mathematics of Planet Earth
Centre for Doctoral Training in Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies
Centre for Doctoral Training in Molecular Modelling & Materials Science
Centre for Doctoral Training in New & Sustainable Photovoltaics
Centre for Doctoral Training in Optical Medical Imaging
Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Integration and Advanced Data Storage
Centre for Doctoral Training in Photonic Systems
Centre for Doctoral Training in Physical Sciences for Health
Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantification and Management of Risk & Uncertainty in Complex Systems & Environments
Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantitative Non-destructive Evaluation
Centre for Doctoral Training in Regen. Medicine
Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Applications of Graphene and Related Nanomaterials
Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology
Centre for Doctoral Training in Sensor Technologies and Applications
Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces
Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies
Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering
Centre for Doctoral Training in Systems Approaches to Biomedical Science
Centre for Doctoral Training in the Science and Technology of Fusion Energy
Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision Engineering
Centre for Doctoral Training in Water Informatics Science and Engineering
Centre for Doctoral Training in Imaging in the Biomedical Sciences

Participating Institutions
Herriot-Watt University
Imperial College London
Loughborough University
Newcastle University
Queen's University Belfast
University College London
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
University of Durham
University of Edinburgh
University of Glasgow
University of Liverpool
University of Manchester
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
University of Sheffield
University of St Andrews
University of Strathclyde
University of Surrey
University of York