National Science Museum in association with the the US Embassy Bangkok and Center for SDG Research and Support: SDG Move have debuted UniTi Talks or University Students’ Science, Technology, and Innovation Project to seek for qualified science communicator students and inspiring them in applying science, technology and innovation for better development of quality of life and communities to create more sustainable changes in the future. The students who join in the competition will present their scenario on the topic “UniTi Talks on STI for Sustainable communit.”. The winners will receive rewards and scholarship in amounts of 100, 000 TH Baht.
Asst. Prof.Dr.Rawin Raviwongse, president, National Science Museum (NSM) said “NSM, The US. Embassy Bangkok and Center for SDG Research and Support: SDG Move have collaborated to organize The UniTi Talk or University Students’ Science, Technology, and Innovation Project with a topic for scenario presentation on “UniTi Talks on STI for Sustainable community”. In this project, 84 students from 11 universities will join in a roadshow & workshop held by NSM on February 4th at NSM Klong 5, Pathum Thani as the opening of project, and get an orientation about questions in the competition and techniques of creative science communication. The orientation and workshop will be conducted by Dr. Chanin Suriyakul Na Ayuthaya, director, Division of Science Communication and Ms.Rukchanok Buttayotin, director, Division of Future Skill Promotion and Development, NSM. Asst..Prof. Chol Bunnang, Director, Center for SDG Research and Support: SDG Move will give a special talk on “the importance of SDG on community development and sustainable world society”.
Mr. Richardson Custin, Advisor for Mass Media and Culture, the US Embassy Bangkok said “Thailand and the United States of America have a long diplomatic relationship more than 190 years and have worked closely in various cooperations, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, to encourage a better change in the society, for example, solving of air pollution, global warming, sustainable development and reducing consuming plastic waste, etc. It is very crucial to raise an awareness of those problems for development of better quality of life and better society according to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Importantly, the better and sustainable society change is to cultivate young generation to have a communication skills to remind people to understand and cope with future problems occurred with environment, health and energy. Therefore, UniTi Talks will be another channel to create qualified science communicators for our society.”
In addition, the Roadshow & Workshop will be held at 5 centers of competition as follows: National Science Museum, on February 4, 2023, American Corner Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai University, on February 8, 2023, American Corner Maha Sarakham, Maha Sarakham University, on February 12, 2023, American Corner Yala, Yala University, on on February 18, 2023 and American Corner Pattani, Prince of Songkhla University, Pattani Campus on February 19, 2023. The Qualifying Round will be held on April 18-25, 2023 and selected candidates will be announced on April 23, 2023. The Final Round competition will be held on May 13, 2023 at NSM Klong 5, Pathum Thani.
The students who wish to join the project can be able to apply from now on unitl April 10, 2023. For more information, please contact NSM Centre for Science to Communities, Tel: 0-2577-9999 ext. 1790, 1791 (Khun Wethaka or Khun Thirapol), mobile phone: 06-1334-8000 (working hours only) or e-mail: email@example.com.