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FAMELAB IRELAND NATIONAL FINAL 2017
Thu 13 April 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 IST
The global science communication project, FameLab, returns to Ireland!
FameLab is back! Held in more than 30 countries this year, the British Council and Cheltenham Festivals have teamed up again to bring FameLab to Ireland. Armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices from the world of science and engineering across Ireland will deliver short 3-minute pieces on bizarre and pertinent science concepts – expect to hear anything from the destruction of planets to gene replication and how to make babies. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rule – the 3 Cs: content, clarity and charisma.
The FameLab Ireland final will be an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and give you a snapshot into the world of science, engineering, maths and technology. As an audience member you will also be involved during the show, with the power to judge the contestants along with an esteemed panel of scientists, media professionals and public figures. The winner of the FameLab National Final will then go on to represent Ireland at the international FameLab final at the Cheltenham Science Festival, UK in June 2017.
This is your chance to witness the forefront of scientific research, amaze friends with surprising facts and interact with the people in Ireland responsible for tackling some of the biggest scientific issues in the world today.
The interval act will be talented stand-up scientist and musician Emer Maguire from Co. Tyrone. Emer won FameLab UK in 2015 and has since been spreading her science of love across the world.
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. NASA has license to deliver the competition in the USA. FameLab International is co-produced by Cheltenham Festivals and the British Council. In 2015-2016, FameLab Ireland is delivered in partnership by the British Council Ireland, Newstalk 106-108 FM, NUI Galway, Science Gallery Dublin, Tyndall National Institute and the University of Limerick. FameLab Ireland is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and sponsored by CPL Resources plc and Henkel Ireland ltd.