Supervisors/lab heads get a chance to shine (and be critiqued)!
"No-Bell Prize" competition (introduced at the 2013 symposium)
Students nominate their supervisors or lab heads to contest for best non-technical communication and are judged by students. The interviewee who uses the least number of jargon words wins the session and a prize. See more
Explain My Graph (introduced at the 2014 symposium)
In this extempore session, participants are given 3-4 data and summary slides from outside their specialty area and will have to present these slides to the audience. Each speaker gets 5 minutes to present the slides, followed by 2 minutes of questions from the audience. The best presenter wins the
session and a prize.