FameLab, the international sci-comms competition is back! We’re looking for science enthusiasts or anyone working or studying in STEM who is keen to share their knowledge.
In just 3 minutes, each FameLab participant presents a concept on any topic of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. They are judged by a professional panel of judges made up of local researchers, media personalities and journalists on content, clarity and charisma.
There are various regional rounds which take place all over the country where numbers are whittled down to just ten participants. The lucky ten are trained to the highest degree before going on to compete in the Ireland final in April 2018 at the Science Gallery. Just one winner will then be chosen to represent Ireland at the FameLab international final during the Cheltenham Science Festival.
So, if you think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience in three minutes, then FameLab could be for you. This short information session with FameLab organisers, the British Council, and Deirdre Robertson, FameLab Ireland winner 2017, will inform you about the format, the prizes, the opportunities – and you could even gain some winning tips!
Come along to find out more about the Trinity College Dublin regional heat and, who knows, you could become the new face of science in Ireland with many national and international opportunities in science communication at your fingertips!
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 a host of top-class partners from higher education, research, media and public engagement across Ireland.