Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a good start of week 5. If you are feeling a little bit overwhelmed and need to take a break from classes, next week is Research Week! From August 29 to September 1, our very own La Trobe researchers will showcase the work they’ve been doing for the past months. Maybe one of them will inspire you to go for as research degree yourself, who knows?! There will be a variety of events covering different topics, so make sure you check them out.
Here, you will have the opportunity to see all of the cool research projects that are taking place at uni. You will get a chance to hear what they are about and have a chat with the researchers. This event will be held on Thursday 31 August from 5:00 pm, at the John Scott Meeting House in the Bundoora campus (walk past the three rhinos and turn left). More info and registration here.
3 Minute Thesis Finals
The 3 Minute Thesis, or 3MT for short, is a competition that challenges PhD students to summarize their entire research into a three minute presentation. This is an international event, and the finals for the La Trobe competition will be during Research Week! Also, the winners of this event will have a chance to participate in the national finals and go for the grand price. 3MT is taking place on 30 August, from 12:45 pm at the John Scott Meeting House in the Bundoora Campus. Book your spot here.
This is a series of awesome talks also led by the university’s researchers. Each of them will give a short presentation about their topics, and you’ll also get the chance to ask questions. From sports science to chemistry, there’s surely one topic that interests you. The talks will take place from Monday to Friday of Research Week, from 1 to 2 pm in the Bundoora campus library. They will also be available via conference in the regional campuses! You can look at the full schedule here.
Research Infrastructure Showcase
If you are involved in research, then this is the event for you! The Research Infrastructure Showcase will show you how the university’s platform and tools can assist and speed up your research. This event will be on Friday September 1, from 10 am to 5 pm, and will take place at the Nick Hoogenraad Aduitorium, in LIMS. Look at the full schedule and book a seat here.
These events are super interesting and not to be missed, especially if you’re interested in science, technology and research! If you want the complete information about Research Week, you can visit the university’s website. I hope that all of you attend your favourite event. Good luck with uni and see you in another post.