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Famelab Galway 2018

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The International FameLab Science Communication competition is returning to Galway in 2018!

Book your ticket to attend the Galway Regional Heat during which participants will compete for two places in the Ireland final. Scientists from a variety of backgrounds will offer presentations that will answer a range of questions.

The competing scientists will be given a total of three minutes each to explain their research, or any scientific concept they like to a public audience and a panel of judges. This will be followed by three minutes of questions from the judges and the audience. On the night, participants will be judged on the content, clarity and charisma of their presentation. The winner will be a charismatic presenter who makes the science easy to listen to, entertaining, exciting and who is not only able to communicate the science but who can share their passion for it.

Successful candidates who make it through the initial regional heat stage, will be invited to attend an all-expenses paid Communication Masterclass that will help you develop invaluable STEM media and presentation skills. The Communication Masterclass will take place in Dublin on the 24-25 March 2017. The FameLab Ireland Final will be held at the Science Gallery, Dublin on Thursday 12th April 2018.

WHAT to expect during the evening:

The evening will start at 7pm and will be hosted by Prof. Brian Hughes, Professor of Psychology and author of Rethinking Psychology: Good Science, Bad Science and Pseudoscience and popular blog thesciencebit.net.

Entertainment during the interval will be provided by “Queen of the offbeat” Áine Gallagher, fresh from her 2017 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and Vodafone Comedy Carnival.

Contestants will be judged by a panel constituted of

  • Anne Casserly; Manager of Galway Science and Technology Festival

  • Gavin Collins; Vice Dean for Science Technology Engineering & Maths promotion, NUIGalway

  • Paula Healy; Manager of Flirt FM 101.3 radio station

  • John Loughlin; Vice Chairperson of the Irish Science Teacher Association and Science teacher at St. Joseph's College.

Follow Famelab Galway on twitter @FameLab_Galway

Seating starts from 6.45pm.

ABOUT FAMELAB:

‘FameLab’ is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world, the winner will be a talented presenter who can explain a scientific concept to a general audience, in just three minutes.

The competition is open to scientists, mathematicians and engineers across Ireland working in industry, business, research, academia, education, public service or other sectors, including specialist post-primary science teachers and third-level students of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects.

FameLab Ireland 2017-18 is managed by the British Council in collaboration with Newstalk 106-108fm, NUI Galway, Science Gallery Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, and the University of Limerick.

FameLab Ireland 2017-18 is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited.


Famelab Galway Organising Commitee 2018:

Joanne Duffy, Famelab Alumni School of Natural Sciences , Pat Ryan Famelab Alumni School of Natural Sciences, Muriel Grenon School of Nautral Sciences & Rachel Quinlan School of Maths, Amy Herron, British Council Ireland

Thanks to Andre Flaus School of Natural Sciences for support in organising the poll on the evening of the competition.

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