EPS Poetry competition

Published on 13 March 13

Annual competition returns to show the 'creative and human aspects of science and engineering'

The EPS Poetry competition returns for a second year, giving Engineering and Physical Sciences students the opportunity to show off their literary side.

All students from the faculty are invited to submit poems on any subject, showing 'the creative and human aspects of engineering and science'.

Prof. Colin Bailey, Dean of the Faculty of EPS, said: "The art of engineering and science is critical to address the global challenges facing society. It is important that our engineering and science students develop their creativity to obtain the skills to address these challenges.

"This initiative [allows] students to express their ideas through the medium of poetry"

Anyone can read the poems on the EPS Poetry website. Last year 166 poems were submitted. Dr Peter Fenn from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering, and Creative Writing Lecturer Dr John McAuliffe whittled down the entries to a shortlist, with poets Wendy Cope and Lachlan Mackinnon determining the winner and runners up.

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