As part of UBC’s Research Week (March 2-9) the Postdoctoral Association is organizing a science outreach event on Thursday March 8th at Science World, Vancouver’s science center. The event will take the form of a poster fair, but with a twist: Science World’s audience isn’t other researchers and academics, but children on school trips, most of whom are 7-12 years old!
This will be an excellent opportunity to spark the imaginations of the next generation of researchers, as well as honing your skills at communicating research to the public. We’re looking for volunteers to design posters (3’x4′) for this event, and to be present at Science world from 11am-2pm on Thursday March 8th to answer questions about them. We will take care of getting the posters printed, mounting boards, etc, and will provide guidance on how to design posters appropriate for a 7-12 year-old audience. There are only a limited number of spaces available for participants, so let us know if you want to take part as soon as possible.
-Chris Parker, VP Social