What is FameLab?
FameLab aims to discover up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective... in just three minutes.
If you think you can explain a concept in science, mathematics or engineering in just three minutes using only the props you can carry on stage with you, then enter the FameLab competition. Each presentation will be judged according to the golden rule of the 3Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.
Communicating science accessibly and attractively is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. FameLab helps young scientists acquire valuable skills to communicate their work accessibly and attractively to a non-scientific audience. By doing so they do not merely change the common stereotype of the scientist as “the geek in the white lab coat busy doing strange things”, but also justify public funding for research.
FameLab® has grown into arguably the world’s leading science communication competition. Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council co-produce the FameLab International Final held at the Cheltenham Science Festival each June. This partnership since 2007 has seen the competition go global with more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 21 different countries. At the international final scientists from across Europe, Asia, America and Africa compete to see who is the most exciting, accessible and charismatic science communicator.
To enter FameLab you must be:
- Over 21 years old
- Working in or studying science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths in the Czech republic. This includes private and public sector employees.
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