Audience Choice Award

May 15, 2022

Eteri and her Scottish crucible team win the Audience Choice award for their project “MIRROR: Magnetic Reef Restoration”.

Ever wondered what a biochemist and a mathematician might have in common, or how a social scientist and a particle physicist could work together? Scottish Crucible is designed to help you find out just what great minds and creative thinkers can do when they come together!

Scottish Crucible is all about helping researchers to see the bigger picture. It aims to help researchers think differently and send participants back to their work inspired. The programme has been put together with the express goal of helping participants discover skills and attitudes likely to make your research more innovative. We want participants to return armed with a greater understanding of how science can benefit society and how thinking creatively can really make a difference to their work and their career.

Scottish Crucible takes place over three intensive two-day workshops (known as Labs) held in early Summer each year and hosted by one of three partner institutions consecutively. Each “Lab” aims to develop and challenge thinking within a theme:

  • Policy, the media, the public. How to engage with those beyond academia.
  • Collaboration and new ideas
  • Where and how to take your ideas to the next level.

The final lab also includes dedicated time and opportunity to work on collaborative proposals.

Each Scottish Crucible Lab consists of guest speakers, seminars, skills sessions, tours and informal discussions all aimed at helping Scottish researchers put their role into a wider context, such as how to best address the social and technical challenges facing our society.

For more information about shot c see the website. Specifically about the workshop = Lab, where Eteri and their Scottish partners were awarded the prize, is reported here.


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