SURF Research as Art Exhibition
Swansea University Research Forum (SURF), supported by funding from Bridging the Gaps, has organised the 2nd annual SURF Research as Art Exhibition later this month.
Date: Friday 24th June 2011
Time: from 2:30pm, with the prize giving at 3:30pm
Venue: Digital Technium Atrium (Ground Floor), Swansea University
Entrance: All welcome and free of charge
This event celebrates the diversity and beauty of research at Swansea University.
A competition was held earlier this year, inviting images from all over the University that are inspired by research or inspire research. Sixty entries were received from all areas of research, and a distinguished panel of judges selected a total of 13 winners.
All entries will be displayed at the exhibition and prizes will be awarded to the top three winning entries by the University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Noel Thompson.
The exhibition will be open from 2:30pm on Friday 24th June, in the Digital Technium Atrium (ground floor, left of the reception), with the prize giving at 3:30pm. Drinks and nibbles will be available.
A high-profile judging panel was assembled for the competition, with a broad range of expertise:
- Professor Dame Jean Thomas (Cambridge University, Vice-President and Biological Secretary of the Royal Society
- Catherine Draycott (Head of Wellcome Images)
- Dr Rosie Plummer (Director of National Botanic Garden of Wales)
- Professor Noel Thompson (Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Academic Development)
- Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott (Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Strategic Development/Change Management)
On behalf of SURF we hope to see you there... this promises to build on the success of last year’s event, aiming to stimulate conversations and meetings between diverse researchers across campus.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Dr Richard Johnston, SURF Board Member and Lecturer in the Materials Research Centre, College of Engineering, Tel: 01792 295003, or email: R.Johnston@swansea.ac.uk.
Swansea University Research Forum (SURF) is a community of research activists who are committed to enhancing the research environment, and to encouraging interdisciplinary networking, facilitating individual research excellence, and aiming to inspire research throughout all levels of the University.
The Forum, which was established in 2005, currently has around 90 Fellows from all Academic Schools and units across the University. Its membership is deliberately diverse, ranging from postgraduate students to professors, and in academic fields from history to engineering.
The Forum’s 2010-2011 Board comprises Huw Bowen (College of Arts and Humanities: History and Classics), Eleanor Fisher (College of Science, International Development), Richard Johnston (College of Engineering, Materials Research Centre), Tavi Murray (College of Science, Glaciology), Suzy Moody (Institute of Life Sciences), Paula Row (College of Medicine), Steve Williams (Library and Information Services), and Harold Thimbleby (College of Science, Computer Science).
Visit the website for more information about SURF: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/surf/.
Bridging the Gaps (BTG) is a programme which aims to deliver high-quality projects directed towards the global physical, economic and social challenges that face today’s modern world. Supported by a grant of £790,239 from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, this three-year programme is building activities to stimulate creative thinking and innovative research across disciplines at Swansea University that reflect institutional strengths and strategies. Visit the project website for further information about BTG: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/researchgroups/bridgingthegaps/.