Atom for Academia – contests for students2015.04.15 12:25 - admin
PGE EJ 1, the company responsible for development of the first nuclear power plant in Poland, initiated last year the “Atom for Academia” programme to promote nuclear power topics among Polish academic community. Individual students of technology, social sciences, natural sciences and medicine, as well as student self-governing bodies/scientific groups are invited to run in contests organized within framework of this year second edition of the programme. NCBJ is a partner in that project.
Multi-disciplinary contest for individual students
Individual students may run in eight contest categories: sociology, social communication, political sciences, economy, tourism/local authority development programmes, law, medicine and radiobiology. Three best solutions of a nuclear power-related issue will be distinguished in each category by the contest jury composed of some academic lecturers and some practitioners. Study tours to some operated nuclear power plants will be granted to the winners, other distinguished runners will be honoured with some attractive cash prizes. Applications must be submitted before May 31, 2015. Contest rules, application form, and list of contest tasks may be found here.
Contest for student self-governing bodies/scientific groups
To design a campaign promoting nuclear power and the “Atom for Academia” programme among students will be the contest task for student self-governing bodies/scientific groups. Contest runners must work out strategy, timetable, and cost estimate of the campaign. The submitted works will be evaluated from the following points of view: creativity; feasibility; cost-effectiveness; planned communication channels/tools; coverage. Three highest prize winners will receive grants helping to finance their organizations. The winning campaign will be financed in the next year edition of the “Atom for Academia” contest. Contest rules, application form, and sample brief to be used as guidelines for campaign strategy may be found here. Works must be submitted before May 31, 2015.
About the “Atom for Academia” programme
Both contests are organized within the “Atom for Academia” programme initiated last year by PGE EJ 1. Goals of the project include to encourage academia community to deepen their nuclear knowledge and to help to get ready staff for future nuclear power industry in Poland.
Apart of the contests, a series of events jointly entitled “Day with Atom for Academia” will be organized at selected universities all over the country. The events will include special lectures and film shows. All interested persons will be able to get more information on the “Atom for Academia” programme and on PGE EJ 1 company activities visiting some interactive didactic kiosks that will appear on the campuses.
Cooperation between PGE EJ 1 and selected colleges on educational/informative actions is another element of the “Atom for Academia” programme. The colleges include Warsaw University of Technology, Wrocław University of Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology, and Łódź University of Technology.
Partners of the project include NCBJ, Polish Nucleonic Society and PAN Institute of Physics. The programme is executed under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy.
For more information contact:
Office for Communication and Public Relations
PGE EJ 1 Sp. z o.o.
phone +48 665 880 995