Dear ASPS Members,
We have a unique opportunity to promote your work! Our President Peter Ryan’s application for funding to support ASPS running National Science Week (14-22 August) activities was successful and many events across Australia are in the process of being organized at QUT, Univ of Newcastle, Southern Cross Univ, Univ of Sydney, ANU, CSIRO, La Trobe Univ, Univ of Melbourne, Monash Univ, Univ of Adelaide and Flinders University).
To help engage National Science Week attendees we would like to introduce you and your work to participants – if you are an ASPS member we want to promote you!
To achieve this we need you to create a 30 second (mp4) video of yourself delivering four key pieces of information – in the video please tell us (1) your name, (2) your institution, (3) the piece of plant science research that you are most proud of and (4) the most pressing plant science research question you want to resolve in the future.
We need your video files by 25th July. They will be compiled for sharing publicly as part of National Science Week Events, and potentially online in the lead up to the event. Instructions on how to do this are included below.
Thank you in advance,
- Log into Zoom and create a new meeting
- Select ‘record’ and record the meeting to your computer
- Record yourself explaining: (1) your name, (2) your institution, (3) the plant science research break through you are most proud of and (4) the most pressing plant science research question you want to resolve in the future. Then stop the recording and stop the meeting (file should be available on your computer). Open the file location and make sure it is 30 seconds or less (re-record if you go over time to keep it to 30 seconds or less).
- Check the size and clarity – 30 sec video files should be approximately less than 4000KB, small enough to send via email; also, in Zoom settings you can chose to select a background image relevant to your work (your favorite plant, field site, lab equipment, figure file) – this will make your content more engaging. 30 seconds is about 50-60 spoken words – you can plan your words to ensure clear and simple messages, which are best for engaging all age groups.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your video attached. Thank you!
Dr Peter R Ryan
President, Australian Society of Plant Scientists
Honorary Fellow, CSIRO Agriculture and Food
PO Box 1700
Canberra ACT 2601, Australia