Outreach by MEFISTA ESRs
ESR5 Alberto Rodriguez Cuevas organised two half-day grant writing workshops (in person and online) for researchers at his host beneficiary, Aston, attended by a total of approximately 30 researchers.
MEFISTA ESR6 Anamika Nair Karunakaran did a beautiful piece of outreach: a talk on frequency combs and applications at Malabar Christian college in Kozhikode, Kerala, India.
Anamika gave the talk to a group of 20 Masters students in the institute.
MEFISTA ESRs 4 and 5 supported CityFest in Birmingham, UK with their knowledge of MSCA programmes and STEM. CitFest is a festival about smart city technologies.
ESR4 is Qing Wang, first on the right; ESR5 is Alberto Cuevas Rodriguez, fifth person along.
What makes a great research team? Scientists? A vital topic? Yes – but behind every great research project there is a raft of organisation, systems for making sure projects comply with EC rules and clear, effective communication and trouble-shooting. At the Aston Photonic Technologies Institute (AIPT) at Aston University, that means the Project Managers. We may not all be engineers, but we make the engineering happen. To celebrate the 8th International Women in Engineering Day this week (INWED), the EC Project Managers at AIPT have produced this poster (also shown below) to showcase the many ways women push boundaries in scientific research. The big day itself is on 23 June 2021 and is brought to us by the Women’s Engineering Society.
To celebrate the International Day of Light, MEFISTA ESRs described how their research related to the concept of ‘Light’.
Read the articles they contributed further below. You can also see them in the International Day of Light 2021 brochure.