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Famelab 2017 – call for scientists and engineers

Calling all scientists and engineers with a passion for public engagement to participate in FameLab 2017!

FameLab is inviting scientists, mathematicians and engineers across the globe to take part in its flagship science communications competition.

Contestants have just 3 minutes to convey a scientific concept of their choice.

They will be judged by leading researchers, media personalities and science policy makers on the content, clarity and charisma of their presentation.

Each national winner goes on to compete against over 25 other contestants from around the world at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2017.

Manchester heats take place on 1st February 2017 at the Museum of Science and Industry.

For more information, visit http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/about/famelab/what-is-famelab/

Enter now at: http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/about/famelab/enter-now/

Posted on behalf of Georgina Wells, Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator, Museum of Science and Industry

Final few places available for Famelab UK Manchester Heat – 2 February 2016

Scientists and engineers share your enthusiasm for your subject with others.

The search is on for the new voices of science communication! Do you think you can intrigue, entertain and explain a scientific idea or concept to a lay audience in just three minutes? Then Famelab, the UK’s biggest competition to discover new talent to engage the public in science, engineering, technology and maths is for you!

There are only a few days until the Famelab heats in Manchester – and there are just a few spaces left so sign up quickly!

The Museum of Science and Industry is hosting heats of FameLab, on 2 February 2016.

Find out more here: http://msimanchester.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/famelab

FameLab UK Comes to Manchester – February 2014

Passionate about science? Engineering? Technology? Mathematics? Then FameLab needs you! Entries for the 2013-2014 FameLab UK competition are now open. 

If you think you can explain a concept in science, mathematics or engineering in just 3 minutes using only the props you can carry on stage with you, then enter a FameLab competition near you! At each location we offer FREE training and information sessions with top STEM communicators.

To find out more about FameLab – go here.

The Manchester Heat and Final

To help with your FameLab heats, the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) is offering some training at the Museum from 10 – 11am on Fri 7 Feb, 2014.

  • Heat 1 & 2, Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Manchester, Fri 7 February 2014, 12.00 – 3.00pm
  • Heat 3, Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Manchester, Fri 7 February 2014, 6.00 – 7.30pm
  • Final, Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), Manchester, Fri 14 February 2014, 6.00 – 9.30pm. (The final will also be open to the public to watch).

To register for the FameLab Manchester heat – go here.

Can’t attend a heat?

If you cannot make a FameLab heat in person, you have the option of taking part by video entry. Submit a 3 minute video following the standard FameLab guidelines and you could be in with a chance of a place in the UK final 23 April 2014 at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London. The deadline for video entries is midnight 31 December 2013. To register a video entry – go here.