FameLab is an exciting competition aimed at inspiring and training scientists to communicate their work to the society. The registration for FameLab Lithuania 2014 is now open until April 23! The winner of FameLab Lithuania will participate in the international FameLab final in the UK! Don’t miss your chance and register online at www.famelab.lt.
How does FameLab work?
The FameLab International competition is organised by British Council and Cheltenham Festivals. It aims to find and nurture scientists and engineers with a flair for communicating with public audiences. It aims to discover charismatic, up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective – in just three minutes. Finalists come from across Europe, Asia and Africa who compete to be named as the most exciting, accessible and charismatic science communicator.
Why is science communication important?
Communicating science accessibly and attractively is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. FameLab helps young scientists acquire valuable skills to communicate their work with passion to a non-scientific audience. By doing so, researchers do not merely change the common stereotype of the scientist as “the geek in the white lab coat”, but also justify public funding for their research.
Who can participate?
Students and researchers representing the fields of biomedical, physical, technology and agrarian sciences. If you are unsure whether your study area fits Famelab criteria, please refer to the website for a detailed list of science fields that FameLab participants can represent.