Fame Lab 2018
13 November 2017






FameLab® is an International Science Communications Competition initiated by Cheltenham Science Festival and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) in the UK in 2004.

FameLab®aims at:
1. Encouraging young scientists to find their voices andto communicate with the wider public in an open, inspiring and interactive way
2. Stimulating younger generations to consider a career in science and science communications
3. Promoting science as part of popular culture

Why is FameLab® in Egypt?
The competition was introduced to Egypt in 2009 in support of the government’s efforts to advance science and to build a culture that understands and supports the positive role science plays in the economic and social well-being. The competition is presented in Egypt by the British Council and the Academy for Scientific Research and Technology.

A glimpse about the FameLab® Competition:
Contestants: Young Egyptian Scientists and Science Students from 18 – 40 years old working or studying basic, life or engineering sciences.

National Competition:4local heatswill take place in different areas in Egypt, like Cairo, Alexandria, Minia, Beni  Suef and Ismailia, to select 10 – 12 winners who will compete in the Final Competition to be held in Cairo in April 2018.

Nature of Competition: Contestants are expected to deliver an entertaining and original three-minute talk about any scientific topicwithout using PowerPoint or other electronic presentation tools and with limited use of props. The talk must bescientifically accurate, but also engaging to a non-scientific audience.

FameLab® is similar to TV programmes like Pop Idol – where each competitor has just three minutes to prove him/herself to a panel of expert judges, with only the best going forward to the next round.

Judging Process:The contestants will be judged on the content and clarity of their performance about any scientific topic as well as on their charisma on stage.

Jury: Distinguished panel of 3-4 judges from relevant fields of expertise (science, communications and marketing).

Prizes: The 10-12 finalists from the heats will receive valuable prizes. First and Second prize winners will be fully sponsored to travel and represent Egypt at the International Competition to be held during the Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdomin June 2018

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FL18
http://www.britishcouncil.org.eg/en/famelab
http://www.asrt.sci.eg/ar/index.php/news/item/334-2017-11-08-17-42-54
www.facebook.com/ASRT.Egypt

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