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Final call for posters! SWIG 2016 Early Career Researcher poster comp!

August 22nd, 2016

Only 3 weeks left to make a submission!

Scientific poster competition 2016:
£1,200 first prize
£500 second prize
£200 third prize

SWIG invites students and employees in the field of water sensor research to design a poster summarising their work. This is an opportunity for researchers within the water and environmental sectors to showcase their scientific talents and innovative thinking.

The SWIG Early Career Researcher Prize is intended to raise awareness of technological development and novel applications related to water measurements and thereby promote innovation in sensor research and commercial application. The competition is open to all ‘early career researchers’ to include undergraduate and postgraduate students either in full time education or within the first 4 years of employment within their area of expertise.

For full details of the competition, including terms and conditions, please see the Flyer

To submit an abstract and a poster, please use the web portal

Deadline for submissions: Friday 9 September 2016

Previous winner in 2014: Zoe Ayres, Warwick University

The winner of the 2014 prize was Zoe Ayres of the University of Warwick, with her work on a boron-doped diamond sensor for ‘Heavy metal detection in aqueous environments’. Zoe said: “Winning the 2014 SWIG Early Career Researcher Prize was an incredible experience. It has been invaluable to my research, giving me the confidence to promote my work to the wider scientific community. The opportunity to network with such a great range of industry professionals has also created possibilities for collaborative work, as well as allowing me to realise the full potential of water sensing research for a wide range of real-world applications.”

Zoe was presented with a trophy and cheque for £1,000 during the gala dinner at WWEM2 2014, where she had earlier presented her research in the poster exhibition area entitled ‘Heavy metal detection in aqueous environments’.

Zoe Ayres being presented with her trophy by Rosa Richards, Programme Manager of SWIG

Zoe Ayres being presented with her trophy by Rosa Richards, Programme Manager of SWIG