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Science Slam

The Science Slam invites young researchers to show their innovative ideas in a creative and concise presentation to a non-specialized audience. The American University in Cairo's (AUC) Science Slam aims to propagate the awesome ideas of the young participants to the general public, which will enhance the contestants’ communication skills in a unique fashion and will also inform the audience of the up-to-date science being developed, that is delivered in a fun way.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate and graduate students from sciences, engineering, humanities, and social sciences disciplines affiliated to one of the following universities: The American University in Cairo, Nile University, Zewail City of Science and Technology, and Egyptian Japanese University of Science and Technology

  • The contestants shall be presenting their thesis or project science ideas that are innovative, in a new exciting, and entertaining way to a non-specialized audience in less than three minutes

  • The eligible applicants are required to apply through the Research and Creativity Convention (RCC) website and selected contestants will present their ideas in the Science Slam online event

  • The selected contestants will be nominated such that diverse ideas are included, to cover a wide range of fields and applications. Innovative ideas delivered in fun ways will be given higher scores during selection. Selected contestants shall be notified by the Science Slam organizing committee and will be invited for rehearsals before the Slam date.

Note: Finalists will deliver their three minute presentations during the event at AUC that will also be broadcast to an online audience.

Awards

The top three winners will be selected by the judges to have presented their innovative ideas and delivered them in exciting ways that are comprehensible to the general audience in three minutes’ time. The top three winners will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • First Prize: EGP 10,000

  • Second prize: EGP 7,500

  • Third prize: EGP 5,000

Judges

  • The judging panel shall include high-caliber multi-disciplinary jury members who will evaluate the scientific content of the slam, and how innovative it is, as well as the method of delivery to be exciting and grasped by the general public

  • The top three winners will be selected after the scores are collected from the judges

  • The time will be strictly monitored and the contestants are expected to finish their presentation during their exact allocated time

To submit an application, click here.

Application deadline: December 10, 2021.