This year, S-Cubed - Science Students' Society joined the Department of Chemistry - University of Malta to organise the 8th National Chemistry Symposium. This event will be in the form of a conference where past students will showcase their final year projects. The main aim of the symposium is to highlight research in the Department of Chemistry and to encourage students to choose an appropriate final year project. The Minister for Education will also open the event.
Date: Saturday 28th February
Venue: ICT Auditorium
Time: Registration begins at 9:00 a.m with the first presentation commencing at 9:30 a.m.
Price: €5 (includes catering)
If interested, fill in the form below:
The money for the application should be handed to any S-Cubed Executive member. A limited number of places is available. For more information, do not hesitate to contact Brandon Seychell or any other executive members.
The line-up for the presentations is:
''Temporal and Spatial Variations of perchlorate concentrations in dust fall samples collected from the Maltese Islands''.- Dr. Colette Pace
''Graphene: When defects make a wonder material ever more wonderful'' - Prof. Joseph N. Grima
''Crystallography: A Complex World” - Luke Frendo
“'Covalent Organic Frameworks” - Marie Christine Scicluna
''Water-soluble amino[bis(ethanesulfonate)] azobenzene'' - Maria Cardona
“A general introduction to Inorganic Crystal Engineering” - Rebecca Camilleri
“Lanthanide Chemistry and its use in Co-Crystallisations” - Duncan Micallef
''Uncatalyzed, green aza-Michael addition of amines to dimethyl maleate'' - Anthony Debono
''Ethanol-Mediated Sol-Gel Synthesis of Cerium Substituted Fluorohydroxyapatite Coatings for Biomedical Stainless Steel Prostheses'' - Gianella Scerri
Did you ever have problems presenting or communicating science in a simple and clear manner? Do you find it difficult to discuss science with other people from different backgrounds?
This workshop will help you gain presentation skills, allowing you to present your knowledge in a clear and concise manner. You will understand ways to present complex scientific principles in layman terms and in a way that anyone can understand.
The first part of this workshop will be given by Faisal Sadegh who will focus on presentational skills. Alexander Hili will continue the workshop with a presentation on how to build a speech. Dr Edward Duca and Dr Sandro Lanfranco will be assessing the participants’ presentations and giving out constructive criticism. This will be done so for the participants to gain an understanding of how they can improve their public speaking skills.
This event, will be limited to a number of places. Application forms can be obtained from:
Each person will be paired up with someone else and they will be asked to research a topic which will be chosen and given at random.
For more information please do not hesitate to send an email to:
or feel free to contact any member of S-Cubed's Executive Team.
We would like to thank St James Cavalier for allowing us to use their premises. As well as the Malta Chamber of Scientists and Dr Lanfranco for helping out in this event.
Have you ever wanted to create something but never had the funds and resources to do so?
Did you ever dream of building a Tesla coil, a potato gun with an automatic reloading mechanism, or a hydroponic farm?
This is your chance to do so!
This year, S-Cubed has decided to give you the opportunity to take science out of the labs, and to come up with your own science-related project! Use the attached link to write up your project plan, which will be assessed by different experts in their respective scientific fields. The top three project designers shall be given 200 euros to fund their project.
Applications Deadline: 28th February (start planning your project early as there only 11 days from now for you to complete the plan!).
The Limit of each team is five persons.
The top three projects will be announced on the 3rd of March. These projects are to be presented to an audience on the 14th and 15th of March, at a science communication event which will be announced later on. Later on in the year, these projects are to be presented once again to the general public during Science in the City, as part of the S-Cubed stands which receive a large audience year after year.
Make sure to take a look at our guidelines, rules and marking scheme before proceeding to ensure that you are following the rules for the contest:
For further information contact us on: