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Famelab Galway 2019

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The international science communication competition FameLab returns to Galway on the 21st of February 2019 and we are looking for local talent to take part and showcase their science communication skills.

Famelab Galway training session will be delivered by Dr Jessamyn Fairfield from BirghtClub Ireland, and will take place on the 30th of January at 6pm in room AC203, Concourse Art&Science, NUIGalway (number 14 on this map http://bit.ly/NUIGMap).

The competition is open to anyone who works on, applies, teaches or studies science in any capacity and we think you might have what it takes!

So what is FameLab?

FameLab is a science communication competition. Our contestants will have three minutes to deliver a short piece on any science-related topic they like, in any manner they desire. They can use props, comedy and even music to make their points. They will then be judged according to the three 'C's of FameLab: Content, Clarity and Charisma!

Winning contestants from FameLab Galway will attend an all-expenses paid 2 day communication master class in March, and participate to FameLab Ireland Final held at the Science Gallery, Dublin on Thursday 11th April 2019. The winner will represent Ireland at the FameLab international finals at the Cheltenham Science Festival with representatives from organisations like NASA and CERN.

How do I take part?

It's easy! APPLY by clicking HEREand fill out the online application form before the 8th of February.

Will there be any training?

There will be an introductory training session at 6pm on Wednesday the 30th of January, AC203 concourse Art&Science, NUI Galway. Remember, the deadline for applications is the 8th of February so it is totally okay to come along to the training and see if you like it before you commit.


Can I bring some friends?

Of course! Audience tickets will be available from this page from the 10th of February!

We hope to see you there and wish you the best of luck!

To get more information on FameLab

Listen or watch the previous FameLab winners.

Follow FameLab Ireland on Faceboook or Twitter (@FameLab_Ireland #FameLab #BelieveinScience) and FameLab Galway on Twitter to stay up-to-date with our news!

ABOUT FAMELAB:

FameLab® is an initiative of the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK. The British Council has license to deliver the competition in over 30 countries internationally.  FameLab International is co-produced by Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council. In 2018, FameLab Ireland is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Henkel Ireland Ltd and Cpl Resources Plc. It is delivered in partnership by the British Council Ireland with Dublin City University, Newstalk 106-108 FM, NUI Galway, RCSI, Science Gallery Dublin, University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and the University of Limerick, as well a number of SFI research centres.

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. Our 7000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes. For more information, please visit: http://www.britishcouncil.org/ or http://www.britishcouncil.ie.


Famelab Galway Organising Commitee 2019:

Eoin Murphy, Famelab Alumni School of Natural Sciences , Muriel Grenon School of Natural Sciences & Rachel Quinlan School of Maths, Amy Herron, British Council Ireland

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

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