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Andrew Steele Wins Famelab SE Final

Andrew Steele, from Oxford, has beaten off ten competitors to win the Famelab South East Regional Final at Science Oxford Live. Andrew won the competition in just three minutes by wowing the judges about how human activity makes clouds whiter and whiter clouds are cooling our planet.

Andrew Steele, from Oxford, has beaten off ten competitors to win the Famelab South East Regional Final at Science Oxford Live. Andrew won the competition in just three minutes by wowing the judges about how human activity makes clouds whiter and whiter clouds are cooling our planet.

The four judges were Andrew Pontzen (former Famelab national finalist), Chris Lintott (co-presenter of 'The Sky at Night'), Georgina Ferry (science writer) and Timandra Harkness (Comedian and Writer).

 

NASA Makes Science Communication Competition Interplanetary

Cheltenham Festivals (UK), NASA, and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) are pleased to announce a partnership to operate Cheltenham Festival's flagship science communication activity – FameLab® – within the USA for the first time. The competition will be held in the fields of astrobiology and planetary sciences, and is open to all scientists working in these diverse areas of research.

Cheltenham Festivals (UK), NASA, and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) are pleased to announce a partnership to operate Cheltenham Festival's flagship science communication activity – FameLab® – within the USA for the first time. The competition will be held in the fields of astrobiology and planetary sciences, and is open to all scientists working in these diverse areas of research.

 

Sam Durley wins Famelab Wales Final

A PhD student from Cardiff University has won the Wales Heat of FameLab 2012, the competition to find the new voices of science communication.

A PhD student from Cardiff University has won the Wales Heat of FameLab 2012, the competition to find the new voices of science communication.

Sam Durley had just three minutes to pitch a complex scientific idea to the panel of judges: Director of Science Made Simple, Wendy Sadler; Mark Lewney, FameLab UK winner in 2005; Hamish Fife, co-Director of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan, and writer and comedian Timandra Harkness.

 

caspar's Profile

Caspar Hewett is the Director of The Great Debate. He has twenty years of research and management experience in academia, industry and the private sector and has taught and lectured a variety of subjects including mathematics, numerical methods, hydraulics, catchment management, philosophy of science, environmental issues and English as a Foreign language.

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Dr
Firstname: 
Caspar
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Hewett
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City: 
Newcastle upon Tyne
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UK
My FameLab
Place: 
Local/Regional Finalist
Year of graduation: 
2012
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Engineering
Speciality: 
Water resources
Qualifications: 
Bsc. (Hons) Mathematics, Bristol University, 1982 MSc. Applicable Mathematics, 1990 PhD. Civil Engineering, 2003
Languages Spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Greek
Arabic
Topics of Interests: 
Theries of human nature
Darwinian theory
the notion of progress
sustainability
water resources
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http://thegreatdebate.org.uk/
http://www.rcenortheast.eu/
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Jonathan Sanderson

Following a physics degree, Jonathan fell into television on the grounds of being able to fix bicycles. He worked as a researcher and prop-maker on the early Adam Hart-Davis series "Local Heroes", and continued as a writer and producer for a dozen or more years, working on projects from children's science shows How2 and The Big Bang to Science Shack, the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, and Engineering Connections. His worst series picked up a BAFTA nomination, and his third-worst an RTS award.

 

Matt Parker wins 2011 Josh Award

Stand-up mathematician and FameLab Alumni, Matt Parker has won this year’s Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award). Well known for his comedic maths routines and maths shows, Matt’s media work and innovative practices in promoting maths wowed the judging panel.

Stand-up mathematician and FameLab Alumni, Matt Parker has won this year’s Joshua Phillips Award for Innovation in Science Engagement (Josh Award). Well known for his comedic maths routines and maths shows, Matt’s media work and innovative practices in promoting maths wowed the judging panel.

The Josh Award recognises up-and-coming talent in the science communication field, and innovative approaches to engage the public with science. The Award includes a cash prize of £1000, a trophy and the role of Science Communicator in residence for the Manchester Science Festival 2012.

 

And the winner of the North East Regional Heat of FameLab is ...

A Chemist from the University of Hull has won the North East Regional Heat of FameLab 2012, the competition to find the new voices of science communication.

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Abdul Sami Mughal's Profile

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Abdul Sami
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Mughal
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Oxford
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UK
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2012
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Engineering
 

Elizabeth Pearson's Profile

By day I'm an astrophysist studying the furthest seen objects in the universe. By night I can either be found doing aikiolo down the local dojo, or as a white hot pillar of entertainment in ameture dramatics company.

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Miss
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Elizabeth
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Pearson
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Cardiff
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UK
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Local/Regional Finalist
Year of graduation: 
2012
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Physics
Speciality: 
Astrophysics
 

Christopher Taylor's Profile

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Christopher
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Taylor
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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UK
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2012
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Medicine
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Neuroscience
 
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