Plastic electronic materials students descend on the Lake District for a week of science and adventure.
PE-CDT Cohorts 9 and 10 were joined by students from the Plastic Electronic Materials MRes, a number of CPE students and academics from Imperial College London in the English Lake District.
There were three aspects to the schedule for participants.
Academic research talks were given by Ji-Seon Kim, Piers Barnes, James Durrant, Jenny Nelson and Martin Heeney. Firat Güder gave a tutorial on LT SPICE.
PEM-MRes students gave 15-minute talks on their research.
CDT and CPE students presented posters and some students were selected for 5-minute elevated pitch talks on their posters.
The second element of the schedule was taken over by the week's group project, generating a press package on a paper related to plastic electronic materials. Students were grouped into teams and had to identify a recent 2021 paper on something novel (fundamental concept/demonstration) that can have a big impact on plastic electronics community. Teams were to consider how this novel concept/demonstration can be used for next generation science and technology. The aim of the project was to show how to would generate as much national/global coverage of the paper as possible.
- Create a press release or commentary piece describing the science, eg what it is, how it works, why it’s important, discuss the broader importance of the findings
- Create a youtube video or TV report (no longer than 10 minutes) to explain how it works to a lay audience, eg by interviewing scientists in the field
- Use social media to generate buzz around the science
Inter-cohort team building
Patterdale Hall Adventure Learning Centre organised outdoor activities throughout the week for inter-cohort building team building, including rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, gorge walking, bushcraft and archery.
Best MRes talk: Zhuoran Qiao
Runner up MRes talk: Yuang Fu
Special mentions: Tianyi Zhang, Qichun Gu, Zehui Duan
Best poster: Bowen Ding
Runner up posters: Ellasia Tan and Nicholas Siemons
Best Group Project: Richard Pacalaj, Philip Coatsworth, Jeviya Mohanakrishnan, Corina Deacu and Jack Coker
Runner up Group Project: Bowen Ding, Yuang Fu, Tianyi Zhang and Xiantao Hu
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