MCYR 2023: Empowering Young Researchers for Multidisciplinary Exploration
The first pre-conference workshop already happened in May and more of MCYR is coming up!
Welcome to the Multidisciplinary Conference for Young Researchers (MCYR) blog post!
This exciting event, organized by the Biogas Research Team from Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, is a platform for young researchers to showcase their work, enhance their skills, and foster collaboration. The MCYR offers a range of pre-conference workshops and plenary presentations, providing a rich and engaging experience for participants. In May, we have already started with the first “pre-conference workshop”.
Let's dive into the highlights of this year's MCYR program and what happened during the first pre-conference workshop!
Day 1: Workshops and Faculty/Campus Exploration
The first day of MCYR begins with a series of workshops held in room 313. Participants gathered for registration and a warm welcome to set the tone for the day ahead. Here's a sneak peek into some of the exciting workshops which happened:
Popularization of Science (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hynek Roubík):
Learn the art of communicating science effectively and making research accessible to a wider audience. Discover strategies to engage and inspire others with your scientific findings.
How to Prepare Presentation (Ing. Kseniia Paramonova):
Master the art of delivering impactful presentations. Gain insights into structuring your content, engaging your audience, and leaving a lasting impression.
Collaboration and Networking (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hynek Roubík):
Explore the importance of collaboration and networking in research. Acquire valuable skills and strategies to build professional relationships and expand your network within the scientific community.
How to Work in Canva (Dr. Viktoriia Chubur):
Unleash your creativity and learn to create visually appealing designs using Canva. Discover the power of visual communication and how it can enhance your research outputs.
After a refreshing lunch break, participants embark on a guided tour around the campus, providing an opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant academic environment of the Czech University of Life Sciences.
The afternoon continued with a series of workshops, including:
Open Science and Reproducibility – OSIRIS (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hynek Roubík)
Wicked Problems – SCORE (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hynek Roubík)
Bioeconomy – CEE2ACT (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hynek Roubík)
Project Logic / Logframe (Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hynek Roubík)
Taking Pictures in the Field (Ing. Jan Staš)
AI – Midjourney - Pictures Generation (Ing. Jan Staš)
How to Prepare Scientific Poster (Ing. Charles Ogbu)
These workshops covered a diverse range of topics, equipping participants with essential skills, tools, and knowledge to excel in their research endeavors.
Day 2: Plenary Presentations
The second day of MCYR pre-conference workshop featured plenary presentations, where participants had the opportunity to share their research findings and engage in fruitful discussions. Here are some of the exciting presentations scheduled for the day:
Konadu Peter Kwame: Influencing factors for household decisions on adoption and use of biogas technology: Case of Ghana
Oladeji Temitayo: Biogas production as a strategic way of urban waste management in Lagos, Nigeria: Case study of Olusun landfill
Oshundaro Opeyemi: Vegetable and Fruit waste as a source of biogas: Case of Ipokia, Nigeria
Shobajo AbdulAzeez: The potential of sugarcane bagasse as a feedstock for biogas production in Nigeria
These presentations covered a wide range of topics related to biogas production, waste management, and sustainable energy, offering valuable insights and sparking meaningful discussions among participants.
Closing of MCYR and Networking Opportunities
After a day filled with insightful presentations, the MCYR comes to a close. However, the networking opportunities continued as participants gathered for a delightful lunch, providing an excellent chance to connect, exchange ideas, and establish collaborations with fellow researchers, professionals, and experts in the field.
The Multidisciplinary Conference for Young Researchers (MCYR) organized by the Biogas Research Team, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, is an exceptional platform for young researchers to enhance their skills, broaden their knowledge, and foster collaborations. Through a series of engaging workshops and plenary presentations, participants had and will have the opportunity to showcase their research findings, develop essential skills, and engage in meaningful discussions with like-minded individuals. The MCYR empowers young researchers to make a positive impact in their respective fields and contributes to the advancement of multidisciplinary research and development cooperation.
Join us at MCYR 2023 and embark on an inspiring journey of knowledge-sharing, networking, and growth!