Life Sciences – summer research projects marked with exhibition and poster prizes

Forty students have gained work experience from a research project with a scholarship from UiO:Life Science this summer. The summer projects ended with an exhibition and selection of the best academic and popular science poster.

Bildet kan inneholde: plakat, bygning, interiørdesign, design, begivenhet.
Photo: Torunn Vistnes Espe, UiO:Life Science

Prize for best academic and popular science posters

This year, due to the corona situation, there was no joint graduation event for the students. A poster exhibition was set up at Georg Sverdrup’s hus where it was possible to vote for the best poster. In addition, a jury consisting of UiO:Life Sciences’ own research fellows and postdocs assessed the posters on the basis of academic quality. The poster that received the most votes was made by biology student Benedicte Storvik Nordhagen who had her project at the Department of Biology. The best academic poster was made by Mari Helene Knapstad, also a biology student, who had her summer project at the Natural History Museum.

Bildet kan inneholde: plakatøkt, plakat.
The prize winner for best academic poster, Mari Helene Knapstad together with the director of UiO:Life Science, Carl Henrik Gørbitz. Winner of best popular science poster was not present. Photo: Torunn Vistnes Espe, UiO:Livsvitenskap.

Provides experience across faculty and study programmes

The initiative with a summer project for life science students was implemented for the first time in 2018. In 2020, more than half of the students had a project at a faculty other than the one where they have their study affiliation. Even more have had projects in a field other than their study programme.

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