Passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering, Design, Mathematics?
Want to tell the world? Then FameLab needs you!
Held annually in over 30 countries across the globe, Famelab is the world's largest science communication competition.
The University of Limerick is running an online regional heat on Thursday, 27 May at 18:30. The event is being managed in partnership between the British Council and the Faculty of Science and Engineering, UL in association with the SFI Discover Programme.
With science becoming increasingly specialised, those working in the field can struggle to explain their projects to colleagues let alone the general public. And explaining what you do can be extraordinarily important. The organisers of FameLab have recognised this and challenge up and coming scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians to explain a complex idea in a straightforward and engaging way.
In Limerick, armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices from the world of science and engineering across the country will deliver short 3-minute pieces on bizarre and pertinent science concepts. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s "3 Cs": Content, Clarity and Charisma.
Be in with a chance of winning prizes on the night. Top two entrants will go through to the Ireland National Final in October 2021. Other prizes include a Science Communication Master Class weekend with world renowned expert for top two entrants. Prizes also include €1,800, 2nd iPad Mini 4 and 3rd €250 voucher and significant national / international media exposure for the National FameLab winner.
To enter the University of Limerick heat, simply complete the attached application form at http://www.britishcouncil.ie/famelab/enter-competition/apply. Application forms to be submitted by Tuesday 11th May 2021.
For the first time ever FameLab Ireland Briefings will be offered to all interested in the competition! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/famelab-limerick-briefing-2021-tickets-150063521031 to find out more about this year's competition and to wet your appetite with a few science communication tips and tricks. A Science Communication Training session will be held provided prior to the Heat on the afternoon of the 14th May 2021. All applicants are invited to attend training free of charge.