Why participate in FameLab?
FameLab works by identifying, training and mentoring young scientists and engineers to enable them to communicate effectively in a media intensive environment in which we all live. You will benefit from the following:
- Learning why public engagement is important
- Enhancing your presentation skills
- Training by some of the world's best communicators
- Networking with like minded individuals during, and after, the competition
- Meeting people from many different scientific fields
Why public engagement is important
Science is part of almost every aspect of our lives. Although we rarely think about it, science makes extraordinary things possible. It tells us about the past, helps us with the present, and creates ways to improve our future. However, while new developments can improve our quality of life and understanding of the world, scientists and policy makers may not always properly assess the potential risks or take full account of the public's concerns. Opportunities must be created for scientists, engineers and the general public to exchange views in a two-way dialogue of mutual respect and trust.
Scientific endeavour should not unfold quietly at the sidelines but become a fundamental part of the game. Now more than ever, science and scientists must engage with us, and we must engage with science.
Building your skills
FameLab not only inspires the next generation of science communicators but excels at building the skills that will enable scientists and engineers to explain, debate, discuss and be challenged. FameLab contestants are coached and mentored by some of the best science commnicators in the world.
The result is a celebrated alumni of scientists and engineeers able to get everyone 'talking science' in the media intensive environment in which we all live.
Increasing your network
By entering FameLab you will begin a journey with like minded people, explore your own potential and, most of all, have a fantastic time!
FameLab is like no other so accept no substitutes. It is the only competition to cross international boundaries opening up a world of oportunities.