Imperial College London's 'Science in Medicine School Teams Prize 2023' now open for entries!
The Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK sponsored 'Science in Medicine School Teams Prize 2023' contest is now open for entries. The contest aims to engage sixth form school students with science in medicine, and challenges students to prepare an ePoster with a novel vision on how to promote the health and well-being of individuals with Scleroderma and/or Raynaud’s. If you're interested in entering, or know someone in sixth form who might be, read on to find out more!
The National Heart and Lung Institute, the British Heart Foundation’s Centre of Research Excellence at Imperial College London, and Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK are offering the 3rd Annual ‘Science in Medicine School Team Prize’ to engage future scientific leaders with science in medicine.
The competition invites sixth form students to compete in teams for a financial prize in one of the three contests on offer - “Heart and Circulatory Disease”, “Lung Disease” or “Scleroderma and Raynaud’s”.
If you know a 6th form student who is studying science at A-level and interested in learning more about Scleroderma and Raynaud’s, get them to talk to their science teacher about participating in the SRUK Prize, and read more about the competition here.
The Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK Prize
The Scleroderma and Raynaud’s Prize is sponsored by SRUK, and challenges students to prepare an ePoster with a novel vision on how to promote the health and well-being of individuals with Scleroderma and/or Raynaud’s. Teams are welcome to submit an entry focusing on any relevant topic, and suggestions are:
- Interventions to prevent or treat Raynaud’s symptoms.
- Interventions for preventing the development of fibrosis, as applied to scleroderma or other disorders.
- Early diagnosis of scleroderma.
- Pulmonary hypertension or interstitial lung disease in scleroderma.
- Monitoring of scleroderma disease activity, for instance using remote techniques.
- Determining the prognosis of the individual patient and new strategies for personalised treatment.
The judges will be looking for forward vision based upon realistic trends in science and engineering, rather than summaries of existing care pathways.
If you're interested in applying for the SRUK Prize, then please email Imperial College London to register your intent in submitting a poster. In the email please include the name of the teacher overseeing the submission, the school's name, and let them know you are interested in applying to the Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK Prize.
- Prizes for each contest are £3000 - 1st, £2000 - 2nd and £1000 - 3rd and are intended for supporting science-related activities in the winning schools.
- Shortlisted teams will be offered the opportunity for online mentoring session with an academic.
- Prize-winners may be invited to submit blogs on their submissions.
- Prize-winning posters will be exhibited at the annual Imperial Festival.
- All team members will receive certificates of participation.
The deadline for entries is 30th June.
Find out more details about the contest here, including instructions on how to enter.