Scientific conferencesIn today's text, we will tell you where to look for scientific conferences for students, how to choose them, how to apply correctly, publish an abstract or article, and speak at the event itself. The material will be useful both for future scientists striving to gain fame in the academic world while still studying for a bachelor's degree, and for those who want to go abroad.
Why participate in student scientific conferences?First, to (banal) broaden your horizons. Agree, not all the knowledge spreading throughout the scientific world can be found online. And even offline at the universities themselves, to be honest, they are unlikely to tell you about the latest technical innovations and biological discoveries. Scientific conferences are a great opportunity to learn something new, share research experience with colleagues, and also to understand whether an academic career as such is right for you. Second, to practice. Whether you are considering applying abroad or building an academic career, student conferences are a must have. There you can hone your presentation skills, get used to the requirements of a scientific style, get to know the luminaries of your industry and find out what needs to be changed in your work to make it even more interesting even for colleagues from related fields. Third, to create achievements for your personal brand. This item applies mainly to applicants abroad. Participation in a scientific conference is a very important indicator for the admission committee. Why? It's simple: if you participate in student scientific conferences, congresses, congresses of young scientists, international scientific readings, talk about your projects, make theoretical presentations, actively debate and leave the fields of events with diplomas of the best speakers in your section, you are definitely interested in your specialty. Moreover, you are ready to change the world around - otherwise, why would you even engage in scientific activities? Participation in scientific conferences and publications in scientific publications is a bright marker that emphasizes your personal brand, deepens it and literally screams that you really deserve to study at your chosen foreign educational institution. Therefore, we highly recommend taking part in conferences and submitting your work for publication at least in online journals - this is (most often) free and not at all as scary as it seems at first glance. To become a speaker, you will need:
- Find the topic of scientific work, describe it, imagine how it (if necessary) can be changed;
- Find a supervisor who will check your work (most often he does not write articles or abstracts with the student);
- Find a theoretical base on which you will rely when creating a scientific work (10-12 monographs, chapters from textbooks, scientific works of other researchers and Internet resources are enough);
- Find a conference, one of the sections of which contains the direction within which your scientific work will be created;
- Create a scientific work, attach it to the application for the conference and send it before the specified deadline (sometimes through a common system, sometimes - to the e-mail of the person in charge);
- Prepare a short, bright and expressive presentation of your scientific work;
- Wait for confirmation of your participation in the conference;
- Prepare for a speech, which most often should not exceed ten minutes, and think over possible answers to questions from the audience (and they will definitely be);
- Speak at the conference as a speaker.