FameLab is a competition for scientists, mathematicians,engineers and technologists to talk about an aspect of their science in 3 minutes in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. Competitors can use any props that they can carry with them on stage (but not Powerpoint). They can sing, dance, draw, talk, do demos and tricks – as long as it is all scientifically sound.
FameLab originated in the UK, but became a multi-national competition in 2007. It is the world’s largest science communication competition. 31 countries participated in 2017. All participants in Mauritius will receive 1 day communication training before they perform. All finalists will receive Masterclass training in science communication, delivered by an expert trainer from the Cheltenham International Science Festival.
The national winner will attend the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK in June 2018 for the international final. There will be follow up support activities to support a nascent and growing network of science communicators in Mauritius.
Rules of entry
Participants must be 18 or over and working or studying in a Science, technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline. Participants must be available for:
- Communication training
- Masterclass science communication training for finalists
- National final
- International final
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