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UHasselt Science Slam 2014

UHasselt Science Slam 2014

Dec 04, 2014 - 17.00 uur

Universiteit Hasselt

campus Diepenbeek

Agoralaan Gebouw D

3590 Diepenbeek

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Science meets Comedy at UHasselt first Science Slam

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Curious about how scientists can ‘dazzle’ you with their research in only six minutes? Come and see for yourself at UHasselt’s first Science Slam on Thursday, December 4!

Eight teams/researchers will enter the arena and try to win your hearts and minds with a 6 minute pitch on a research topic of their choice. Expect a lot of creativity, humor and – of course – some remarkable, fascinating and highly relevant scientific facts!

Jury and audience will eventually decide the winner(s) of Science Slam 2014. The best pitch is awarded with a team building activity worth 500 euro (Jury Prize) or 200 euro (Audience Award).


In alphabetical order, this is not the order of presentation

Jonny Daenen: PhD student, Databases en Theoretical Informatics
Donald Degraen, Gustavo Rovelo: Researchers, Human Computer Interaction, Expertise Centre for Digital Media
Sien Drijkoningen, Wiebke Janssen, Farnoosh Vanhidpoor: PhD students, Wide Bandgap Materials, Institute for Materials Research
Lien D’Olieslaeger, Dieter Schreurs, Tim Vangerven, Ilaria Cardinaletti: Phd students  organic & nanostructured electronics and energy conversion (ONE²), Institute for Materials Research
Martijn Peters: PhDstudent, Organic and Bio-polymer Chemistry
Raf Ramakers, Todi Kashyap: PhD students, Human-Computer Interaction, Expertise Centre for Digital Media
Marijke Vandermaesen, Supraja Sankaran, Eva Geurts: PhD students/researcher informatics, Expertise Centre for Digital Media
Inge Verboven, Glen Vandevenne, Jeroen Strijckers, Steven Nagels: PhD students/researcher, Engineering Materials & APplications


  • Prof. dr. Sandra Streukens, director of the Doctoral School of Behavioral Sciences & Humanities
  • Coach en stand-upcomedian Bas Birker
  • Director Communication & Marketing, Koen Santermans
  • Flemish radio presenter Radio 2 Limburg, Leen Paredis



Agora UHasselt, campus Diepenbeek – December 4 at 5 p.m.
The event will be followed by a drink.



If you want to cheer on your favorite team at Science Slam, please register here for the event.

UHasselt Science Slam 2014 is organised with the support of Sience Communication and Doctoral Schools.