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:
Have you been good this year?
Time to find out! Be sure to mark the 26th December off because the long awaited Santa’s A list is finally here again!
ASCS, ICTSA, JEF Malta, S-Cubed, TDM 2000 and UESA have joined forces to give you this year’s edition of Santa’s A-list at The Palace Hotel!
Acoustic Session followed by an epic DJ set!
This is truly a night that shouldn't be missed!
Venue: The Palace Hotel
Date: 26th December - 9.30pm till late
Dress Code - Smart Casual
Those attending the event can park in the underground car park. A limited 150 places will be available at first come first served basis. The parking is complementary.
See you there!
After the special edition of Share !T Goes Green at the Green Expo, we are now presenting you Share !T Session 1!
For those who do not know what Share !T is, Share !T is a public speaking event where students have the opportunity to present their favourite part in science while honing their presentation skills. With this, S-Cubed aims to help students develop skills in a friendly environment in front of other fellow students.
So join us for this presentation session on Wednesday 17th and be part of the debate! The titles for this session are:
The Role of Palynology in Palaeoecological Reconstruction of the Mediterranean Holocene by Johann Galdies
Logical fallacies: An introduction on how to spot logical fallacies in science and in everyday life by John Paul Mizzi
The Movie Marathon is back and cosier than ever!
Settle into the Christmas spirit with S-Cubed and enjoy the screening of 2 movies on the 18th of December, with the first one rolling at 8:30pm.
With an admission fee of 2 euros, enjoy your own popcorn and drink given by the door. Bring your own mugs for an at-home movie experience!
Salted Popcorn – €0.50
Sweet Popcorn – €0.75
Hot chocolate - €1
Soft Drinks - €0.50
Remember...any proceeds go towards the Christmas on Campus initiative!
You also have the chance to choose which movies to watch. Fill in the poll in a post below and we will select the top 2 movies.
Happy Festive Season, from the S-Cubed team!
Is it too early to get in the Christmas Spirit? Nonsense!
Join in the fun with S-Cubed and the Secret Santa initiative!
All you have to do is apply at a cost of 5 euros, which will be donated to the Christmas on Campus initiative. We'll then provide you with the name of your Secret Santa and leave it in your hands to buy that person a little present!
Exchange of gifts will happen on the 17th of December so get ready to keep a secret and share that Christmas Spirit all around campus :)
Please keep in mind that gifts need not be extravagant, something small will suffice. After all, it's the thought that counts!
Not only is this a great cause to donate to charity but think of all the new people you'd be meeting!
Deadline for applications and payments: Tuesday 9th December.
Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hAChdf3Zd0GYUQa3wR47fjZMuwE23p_kREQ4UM_AQ2Y/viewform?usp=send_form
The yearly camping event you've all been waiting for is back!
As part of our efforts to improve this event year after year, the traditional treasure hunt has been upgraded to a GPS Treasure Hunt around Valletta! In addition to this, a game of laser tag in Buskett is also being offered, should you wish to opt for it.
The price for this event is €30 and includes:
- use of the Bahar ic-Caghaq Campsite;
- the GPS Treasure Hunt around Valletta;
- all food and beverages for the BBQ and breakfast;
- a packed lunch for the Treasure Hunt and;
- a bottle of alcohol and a mixer of your choice (to be split between four attendees).
The game of laser tag in Buskett on Sunday 14th December is OPTIONAL and comes at an additional cost of €10.
The price of €30 does NOT include tents or sleeping bags. Tents and lights can be rented from the Mosta Scout Group by contacting Mr. Edward Vella on 79707924 or via e-mail at email@example.com Two or four-men tents can be rented at €5 per person and lights can be rented at €5 each. Each tent comes with a €20 deposit.
Deadline for applications and payment is Friday 5th December 2014!
The Science Student’s Society, together with the Faculty of Science are once again proud to present "The Annual Science Gathering”!
This year we will meet on the 21st November in the the KSU Common Room at 19:30.
This event aims at bringing both staff as well as student from the faculty of science closer together, through an informal reception including food and beverages.
Invites shall soon be available from any S-Cubed executive member, at the price of 5 euros* which include free flowing wine, beer and food. There is a limited amount of tickets available on a first come first serve basis.
To book your tickets contact Simon Agius (99028611) or any other executive.
For more information, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you all there!
* Please note that due to the nature of this event, this event is only open to students from the faculty of science and B.Ed students following science subjects.