Sparking a new generation of science communicators
The search is on for the new voices of science communication! Edinburgh is hosting heats of FameLab, the UK’s biggest competition to discover new talent to engage the public in science, engineering, technology and maths (STEM).
If you currently work in STEM and think you can explain your research in an engaging way to non-specialists in just three minutes, we want to hear from you!
So if you think you have what it takes visit the FameLab website to register. The winner of the Scotland final will get the chance to take part in a weekend masterclass led by experts in media and communication skills, before vying for the title of FameLab UK champion at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2020. The FameLab UK winner will then go on to represent the UK at the FameLab International final, competing with countries all around the world!
Participants receive training in science communication before presenting their research in an engaging way to a live audience and are judged on content, clarity and charisma, and the best go through to the next round.
The Edinburgh heat will take place at The Three Sisters pub on Wednesday 11 March.
If you are based in the Orkney, Galashiels, Dubai or Malaysia campuses and cannot attend the heats in person, you can take part by submitting a video entry. Please email email@example.com to register your interest and be kept up to date with details for the training workshop.
Full details about the competition, including eligibility, rules and prizes, are available on the Cheltenham Science Festival website.
|Wednesday 19 February||Edinburgh Science Communication Workshop|
|Wednesday 11 March||Edinburgh heat|
|Wednesday 15 April||Scottish region final|
|Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May||Weekend masterclass (regional winners only)|
|Monday 1 June||UK final (regional winners only)|
|Thursday 4 June||International final (national winners only)|