Chemistry Webinar Series

Following on from the successes of the TIGER in STEMM Physics Webinars in 2020, we are delighted to announce the launch of the TIGER in STEMM Chemistry Webinar Series! Running from May - July 2021 on YouTube, each webinar will feature a talk from an established or early career researcher about their research or work on equity in chemistry, alongside two undergraduate / Master's students presenting their research in short, seven-minute talks. A further chemist will chair the session, hosting a live Q&A with the speakers.

Once confirmed, the schedule and speakers will be shared here as well as on our social media.

Undergraduates & Master's students: Apply Now!

Undergraduates & Master's students are invited to apply to speak as part of the series now! Please complete this form to submit an abstract in the form of a short text that describes the talk you would like to give. The deadline for submissions is 7th April.

If you are selected, you will have the opportunity to attend free training with a professional science communicator on public speaking and delivering an effective talk. The talks will be delivered via Zoom and should focus on research that you have (or will have) undertaken. In order to maximise the impact of the series in line with the goals of TIGERS, we will prioritise students from currently minoritised groups in Chemistry (in particular students who are Black or from another ethnic minority background, disabled, and/or LGBTQ+). More details are given below.

Applications and the selection process

The deadline for submissions is 23:59 on 7th April.

Abstracts will be read by a panel drawn from the TIGERS membership, including chemists as well as other scientists and engineers. Ten contributions will be selected giving consideration to diverse representation of presenters and areas of chemistry. Those selected to speak will be invited to a workshop on presentation skills and confidence-building, to be held in late April. Students submitting abstracts that are not selected for inclusion in the Webinar sessions may be invited to share a recording via the TIGERS YouTube channel.

Please note that the information submitted through the application form will be anonymised and will only be used for abstract selection. Any information provided can only be accessed by the selection committee solely for the purpose of this webinar series. We use the diversity data we collect to monitor the level of inclusivity of our events so that we can do our best to improve over time.