The GESSS-Q 2019 Bake your PhD is open to all students.
Baking must be accompanied by a list of ingredients highlighting any potential allergens.
Baking may be accompanied by a single A4 page summarising your research. This page may contain an image, diagram, or graph to help explain the baking.
While everyone loves cake, baked items can be sweet or savory.
To register your intrest in competing, submit an abstract in the abstract section and tick the box next to Bake your PhD entrant.
The judges then taste the cake and score it based on the following simple criteria:
How well does the cake depict the research?
How creative is the cake and/or cake presentation?
Does the cake creation taste good?
ANU RSES Bake your PhD
“Bake Your PhD started at the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences (RSES) in 2015, as part of our annual Research Student Conference.”
Tips for success
Think about the overarching concepts and ideas in your research, can you make an analogy of them with cake?
We say cake, but we'd also accept other edible baked goods; biscuits, pies, breads etc.
Try to incorporate your research into more than just the icing on the cake.
While non-edible decorations are allowed, why not try making edible decorations to really impress the judges?!
Think about your presentation to the judges. Impress them with a story or maybe incorporate moving parts or a demonstration to your presentation.
Remember you don't have to represent all your research in one cake, pick your favourite or most interesting part and have fun with that!