This summer 48 students have gained work experience from a research project with a scholarship from UiO:Life Science. The closure of this year's summer projects was celebrated with presentations, poster exhibition and prize ceremony.
The summer projects provide bachelor's and master's students with practical experience with research projects which address a social challenge in health or the environment. The initiative was created by UiO:Life Science in 2018 and is very popular among the students.
Poster exhibition, presentations and prize ceremony
The program of the event included a poster exhibition summarizing the students' research projects, an inspirational talk by a former summer student, Miriam Aarsund Larsen, while Nicolay Bérard-Andersen from UiO Growth House talked about innovation opportunities at the University of Oslo.
In addition, three of the students gave short presentations about their projects, while the Director of UiO: Life Science, Carl Henrik Gørbitz, spoke about the initiative with the summer project.
The event ended with a prize ceremony for the best poster in two categories. Kathleen Theresia Helleland and Marianna Khodabandehlou who had their project at the Department of Biosciences received most votes and won the prize for best popular science poster. A jury consisting of UiO:Life Science' own PhDs and postdocs evaluated the posters on the basis of academic quality. Nora Helene Borg who had her project at the Natural History Museum won the prize for best academic poster.
A new announcement will be posted in February 2024
The initiative with the summer project will be continued in 2024. Information about the next announcement will be posted in February next year. Read more about the application process in 2023
About the life science summer research projects
One of the tasks of UiO:Life Science is to recruit, educate and develop talented students. The summer research project for students is part of this work.
The aim of the summer research projects is to provide the students with practical experience of real research that addresses a social challenge within health or environment. It is also desirable that the projects provide the students with insight into interdisciplinary research.
Interviews with former summer students
Computer science student Espen Lønes contributed to a collaboration project between the Department of Pharmacy and the start-up company Medthings