The Mattias Lauwers Award

The Lauwers family created the Mattias Lauwers award. This award is given on an annual basis to the PhD student who gives the best Monday seminar. The criteria for this award will reflect Mattias. He took great pride in his Monday seminars, always aiming to be the best. His talks were informative, interesting, accessible and he prepared for every conceivable question.

We invite the PhD students to nominate who they think was the best speaker, and based on the student-nominations the VBC PhD Steering Committee will make the final decision.

The Lauwers family will present the award at the 2016 VBC PhD Symposium.

Nominations

  1. For 2016/1 all Monday Seminar presentations by PhD Students, from 1.10.2015 to 30.09.201 are eligible
  2. During October 1-15 the VBC PhD Students can nominate the best speaker, by sending an email to Inês Crisóstomo (ines.crisostomo AT vbc.ac.at)*.
  3. Each student can nominate THREE student presenters, and no self-nominations are allowed.
  4. The nominations should be based on the following criteria:
  • Scientific Content: Structure and general understanding, scientific rigour, use of scientific language and ability to answer questions
  • Presentation skills: structure of presentation, use of audio-visual tools, clarity, engagement with the audience, passion for subject matter, timing.

 

* Although the nominations will not be anonymous, the names of students nominating will not be disclosed.