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50th Anniversary Young Members’ Slide Show Competition - submit your presentation by 15 July 2011

ISRM 50th Anniversary Young Members’ Slide Show Competition
“The Future Directions for Engineering Rock Mechanics"
Deadline is 15 July 2011

In October 2011, the International Society for Rock Mechanics will begin the celebrations to commemorate its 50th anniversary; these celebrations will include a number of special events and initiatives.

One of the initiatives consists of a competition open to Young Members of the ISRM to present their vision of “The Future Directions for Engineering Rock Mechanics”. Candidates are asked to prepare a fully explanatory PowerPoint slide show explaining, illustrating and justifying their ideas.

The winner will be invited to present the slide show at the Second ISRM International Young Scholars' Symposium on Rock Mechanics, which will take place in Beijing, China, on 14-16 October 2011, i.e. immediately preceding the 12th ISRM International Congress also being held in Beijing. In addition, the winning slide show will be announced and published on the ISRM website. The winner will also be formally acknowledged with a certificate during the ISRM Congress.

It is anticipated that the winner will be granted a financial contribution to the air travel costs (if necessary) plus free registration and inexpensive accommodation at both the Young Scholars’ Symposium on Rock Mechanics and the ISRM Congress in Beijing.

The ISRM invites all its members who are aged 35 years or less during 2011 to submit a PowerPoint slide show on their vision of “The Future Directions for Engineering Rock Mechanics”. The slide show must be presented in English, and consist of exactly 40 slides and shall be submitted to the ISRM Secretariat ( not later than 15 July 2011.