The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Science Poster Fair is an annual event which highlights the best of NPL’s scientific posters produced over the last year. This year TSBE Student Vasiliki Papaioannou, entered her poster considering ‘Electricity carbon intensity of the UK grid for the years 2009-2015‘ into the competition.
Vasiliki, who is supervised by Dr. Phil Coker and Dr. Ben Potter from the University of Reading, won second prize at the event. The judging panel, comprised NPL Fellows Richard Brown, Sasha Tzalenchuk and Bajram Zeqiri. All of whom were impressed by the quality of all the posters displayed, the breadth of subject matter covered, and the enthusiasm and knowledge of the presenters.
Posters are often overlooked as tools in communicating science, however, the NPL annual competition is a way of recognising how posters can provide a snap shot of research which can lead to further discussions around the topic. Judges base their decisions on the following criteria:
- Presentation – has the poster been appropriately styled, readable, easy to follow?
- Content – strong narrative, where is the benefit?
- Impact – what is the key take home message?
By creating a clear and concise poster (that can be seen below), Vasiliki impressed the judges and took home 2nd prize.