Heriot-Watt researcher, Judith Abolle, has represented her home country of Nigeria at this year's Baku World Forum of Young Scientists.
I was delighted to represent Nigeria at this year's forum as the selection process for the grant was very tight, with over 1000 PhD applicants.
Judith Abolle, a PhD researcher with the Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering (IMPEE) was one of two recipients to receive a grant to represent her home country of Nigeria at this year's Baku World Forum of Young Scientists (BWSF). At the forum Judith presented her PhD Research on 'Acoustic emission monitoring of pipelines using finite element analysis' to selected research ambassadors, Nobel laureates and other prominent scientists from various parts of the world.
Judith said: "I was delighted to represent Nigeria at this year's forum as the selection process for the grant was very tight, with over 1000 PhD applicants. While in Baku I was happy to attend various press interviews and discuss my PhD research work while providing solutions to the different ways of advancing on scientific challenges after the conference, within the participants' home country and their academic institution".
The main topic of this year's forum was 'New Challenges in the World Science: Joint Approaches of Young Scientists' and it was held in Baku Azerbaijan from 28 until 31 May 2014. This annual event was sponsored by the Azerbaijan government in conjunction with the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (EURODOC) and the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), and is open to PhD researchers below the age of 35. The main purpose of the forum is to bring together young researchers and scientists concerned in the constant search of solutions to world's problem including adequate and professional dialogue as well as new experience and new ideas.
For more information you can visit the Baku World Forum of Young Scientists.