Planet Earth Symposium – May 9-10

Planet Earth: A Scientific Journey

May 9-10, 2019
Aula Magna
Stockholm University
Frescativägen 6, 114 18, Sweden

The symposium will focus on a subject of crucial importance to all, the planet that we live on. The program will look at the planet from its very beginnings, consider the origin of life and evolution in its various forms. It will also investigate physical earth, offering an assessment of the planet, its current inhabitants and the biodiversity that support these. We will consider what science might hold for the planet’s future, including examples of how science is already positioned to enhance and help sustain our world. The outstanding roster of speakers offer a broad range of disciplines and experience, together providing an especially exciting and synergistic compilation of knowledge. In keeping with the Molecular Frontiers mission, the program seeks to educate, inspire and share the promise of discovery, to all those who participate.

The Molecular Frontiers symposia especially seek to encourage and foster scientific interest of young people. To ensure as wide an audience as possible, a number of carefully selected student Ambassadors from around the world have been actively spreading the word and engaging colleagues to participate in the program. Those of high school age have been invited to submit possible future earth models that identify opportunities and challenges for the planet going forward. The winning submissions will receive the Molecular Frontiers Journal Award.


Are you a high school student who gets excited about the idea of helping the planet?
Do you have big ideas about providing solutions for challenges and opportunities for future earth? We want to hear them!

We are accepting proposals and ideas for a future earth from high school students across the globe. Get creative!

Topic: To identify opportunities and challenges ahead for our future earth and come up with solutions for these.
Eligibility requirements: To qualify you must be enrolled in high school or home school. Entries must be submitted before February 28th, 2019.
Prizes: Submissions determined as best by the jury will be selected for display during the symposium in May 2019. 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize entries will receive the Molecular Frontiers Journal prize and will be invited to produce an article for its digital open-access publication.


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