FameLab's NSW semifinalists live on stage

Thursday, 31 March, 2016

FameLab's NSW semifinalists live on stage

Semifinalists in the science communication competition FameLab will take to the stage on 7 April at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

FameLab is a competition for science, maths and engineering researchers who want to build their communication skills and make strong connections with other researchers here and overseas. Participants in the competition have just three minutes to convey a scientific concept on stage in an original and entertaining way — with no jargon or PowerPoint presentations allowed.

The NSW semifinal, hosted by science journalist and broadcaster Natasha Mitchell, will see 13 young scientists present concepts such as how the scent of death can be an important forensic tool; a non-surgical sterilisation method for feral animals and pets; using waste tyres in ‘green’ concrete instead of sand; and more. Every presentation will be judged according to the golden rule of FameLab’s three Cs: content, clarity and charisma.

The NSW winner will be announced on the night and will compete in the national FameLab final at the Western Australian Museum in May. The Australian winner will compete at FameLab at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK in June, where young scientists from more than 25 countries will share their stories.

Image caption: The winners of FameLab 2015.

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