The global science communication project, FameLab, returns to Ireland!
FameLab is back! Held in more than 30 countries this year, the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals have teamed up again to bring FameLab to Ireland. Armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices from the world of science and engineering across Ireland will deliver short 3-minute pieces on bizarre and pertinent science concepts – expect to hear anything from the destruction of planets to gene replication and how to make babies. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rule – the 3 Cs: content, clarity and charisma.
The FameLab Ireland final will be an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and give you a snapshot into the world of science, engineering, maths and technology. As an audience member you will also be involved during the show, with the power to judge the contestants along with an esteemed panel of scientists, media professionals and public figures. The winner of the FameLab National Final will then go on to represent Ireland at the international FameLab final at the Cheltenham Science Festival, UK in June 2017.
This is your chance to witness the forefront of scientific research, amaze friends with surprising facts and interact with the people in Ireland responsible for tackling some of the biggest scientific issues in the world today.
The interval act will be talented stand-up scientist and musician Emer Maguire from Co. Tyrone. Emer won FameLab UK in 2015 and has since been spreading her science of love across the world.
FameLab is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festival in the UK. The British Council has licence to deliver the competition in over 30 countries internationally. NASA has licence to deliver the competition in the USA. FameLab International is co-produced by Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council. In 2017, FameLab Ireland is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited. It is managed by the British Council Ireland in collaboration with Newstalk 106-108fm, NUI Galway, Science Gallery Dublin, University College Cork, the University of Limerick and the following research centres: APC Microbiome Institute, iCRAG, Infant, IPIC, MaREI and the Tyndall National Institute.