YOUNG SCIENTISTS, YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $1500 FIRST PRIZE OR ONE OF TWO $750 RUNNER UP PRIZES!

If you are a young scientist you can enter our competition to win one of our Encouragement Awards. Our awards are intended to provide you with financial assistance to attend a relevant science conference or to further your research or studies.

The award:
First prize winner will receive the $1500 award and two runner-up winners will receive $750 each.

How to enter:
Simply send us in around 500 words or less your answer to the question below for your chance to win.

Competition theme: The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Our Young Scientist Encouragement Awards are competitions that have provided financial assistance to over 100 young scientists. Over the years the Award questions have covered a wide range of subjects. We have received many hundreds of fantastic original responses, some academic, some humorous and in many cases highly inventive. Exactly what you would expect from young enquiring scientific minds.
These days it is tempting to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an easy way to respond to our award questions. The spirit of science is based on honesty, originality and inventiveness. We want you, our participants to respond in this spirit. Using an artificial prepackaged response is no substitute for your own imaginative thoughts. However, if AI is partly used in any way, as a budding scientist you should follow the expected procedure of providing clear attribution.

Question
Have you used AI in your work, research, or thesis? If so, has this resulted in any significant innovations or discoveries? If you are at the stage of considering using AI what risks or benefits do you expect for your work or research? Is there a danger that inaccurate, fake or unedited data could be gradually embedded undetected into a wide range of publications?

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Each participant can submit only one entry which will be judged for originality and overall humour. All winners will be featured on our website and shared online. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Contact us to receive updates. Good luck!

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The conditions: The competition is open to science graduates including Masters, PhD candidates and Post Doc scientists aged 30*or younger who work in the fields of the Life or Material or Chemical or Environmental Sciences** in Australian or New Zealand organisations. We can only accept one entry per person. Winning entries will be posted on our website and Facebook and featured in our newsletter. Payment is conditional upon your supervisor or organisation giving written permission for you to receive this award. The entries will be assessed by a panel of ATA Scientific staff. *The assessment panel may take into account extenuating circumstances that might provide grounds for consideration outside this age criterion. **As a guide these fields include Biotech, Protein, Pharma, Food, Agriculture, Chemical, Polymer, Ceramics, Particles, Surfaces, Minerals, Soil and Water.

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