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YPPC 2017

YPPC 2017

Stand out from the crowd by entering IGEM's YPPC 2017

Win the trip of a lifetime to the World Gas Conference 2018 in Washington DC
 

Boost your career prospects with this unique challenge

If you want the chance to show off your mental prowess, your gas industry knowledge and your slick presentation skills, you need to enter the YPPC 2017 - and sharpish!

The YPPC pitches the best and brightest from around the gas industry in a fierce battle to discover who will come out on top and win the prize of a lifetime.

Competition is tough, but if you have what it takes you will be entered into our grand final where you will have the chance to show off what you know about the industry, the projects you have been involved in and why you should be crowned the winner.

This is your opportunity to enhance your career by rubbing shoulders with some of the industry's greatest young minds as well as adding something spectacular to your CV.

What do I have to do?

Firstly, you don't have to be an engineer. As long as you are 35 or under and either work in the gas industry or are studying towards a gas career, you can enter. You don't even have to be an IGEM member.

All you have to do is to submit an abstract of up to 250 words on a subject or project relevant to the gas industry in which you have been personally involved. If successful, you will be entered into your local IGEM Section heat where you give a presentation of up to 15 minutes.  If you win your Section Heat you will go forward to the grand final where you will need to expand your abstract into a paper of up to 1,500 words and deliver your presentation again.

Section Heats

District Section heats will be held during March and April 2017 to decide who goes through to the grand final on 15 June 2017 at IET Austin Court in Birmingham.

Far East
Date: 25 April 2017
Venue: Suzhou, China

Irish
Date: to be confirmed
Venue: to be confirmed

London, Southern and Eastern
Date: 13 March 2017
Venue: Shell Centre, London

Midlands
Date: 21 March 2017
Venue: IGEM House, Kegworth

New Zealand
Date: to be confirmed
Venue: to be confirmed

North East and Yorkshire
Date: 7 March 2017
Venue: Expedient Training Services, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear

North West
Date: 27 April 2017
Venue: University of Salford

Scottish
Date: 11 April 2017
Venue: SGN, Lonehead Drive, Edinburgh

South West and Wales
Date: 21 March 2017
Venue: Coldra Court Hotel by Celtic Manor, Newport

Prizes

Section heat winners and runners up receive a cash prize.  The overall YPPC victor wins the trip of a lifetime to the World Gas Conference 2018 in Washington DC, plus an iPad Mini.  The winner also has his/her name engraved on the prestigious IGEM YPPC trophy and will receive a mini replica trophy to keep forever!

All the competition finalists have their papers published in our respected journal Gi which goes out to 4,000 members worldwide and the winner also has his/her name engraved on the prestigious IGEM YPPC trophy and will receive a mini replica trophy to keep forever!

If you are aged between 18 and 35 and believe you have got what it takes to win, we want to hear from you!

The closing date for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2017. Notify us of your intention to enter or send your abstract to ypn@igem.org.uk.

What are you waiting for?  Get cracking now!

If have any questions at all or would like any more information please contact Linda Mee, YPN Secretary by emailing ypn@igem.org.uk or calling 01509 678184

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