In 2024, the ISGS will launch a new initiative known as the Sol-Gel PhD student eMarathon. The eMarathon will involve a series of 16 lectures by Sol-Gel PhD students, with each lecture being of 30 minutes duration and an additional 10 minutes for questions. Our aspiration is to showcase the depth and diversity of the sol-gel research being undertaken by our research students and to provide an opportunity for students to present their work to an international audience in a relaxed, online environment.
Four students will be invited to present their work from each of Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with the eMarathon to be held on Tuesday 26 March 2024 to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the ISGS eSeminar series. The eMarathon Lectures will commence at 07h00 UTC, with the first four eLec-tures to be delivered by students from Asia (commencing 15h00/16h00 China/Japan). These will be followed by four Lectures from students based in Europe (commencing at 10h00 UTC), four Lectures from students in South America (commencing at 13h00 UTC) and four Lectures from students in North America (commencing at 16h00 UTC).
As with all ISGS eSeminars, the lectures will be recorded and made available to ISGS members via the ISGS homepage. Prizes will be awarded for the three best presentations.
We invite any students undertaking a PhD in the broad area of sol-gel science and technology who is interested in participating in the eMarathon to submit an abstract to the ISGS Newsletter Editor via email, together with a short statement outlining their motivation for participating in the event. The deadline for applications is Monday 19 February. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by Monday 26 February 2024.