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FameLab – SA’s ‘Pop Idols of Science’ - comes to the Eastern Cape

MARCH 7, 2017
FameLab – SA’s ‘Pop Idols of Science’ - comes to the Eastern Cape

Are you South Africa’s next great scientist? Your journey to fame could begin with FameLab® 2017. Register to enter as a contestant for the South African leg of the international competition dubbed, the ‘Pop Idols of Science’. The Eastern Cape heat will be taking place on Thursday, 9 March 2017, at the Madibaz Clubhouse, South Campus, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

FameLab® is an exciting competition to find new voices in science, technology engineering, maths and innovation (STEMI), from across the world. Participants are offered training to enhance their science communication skills and to enable them to present their science topic to a panel of expert judges in just three minutes. A science communication and public speaking workshop will be held on Wednesday, 8 March 2017, also at the Madibaz Clubhouse, South Campus, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Presentations are judged on content, clarity, and charisma and must be original and scientifically accurate while being accessible to a public audience. Contestants who make it through the heats, win master class training with an international trainer and may progress to the semi-finals and finals of the competition, which will be held in later in March and April 2017 respectively. The FameLab® South Africa winner will go on to compete against winners from over 30 countries on an international stage, at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom.

FameLab® Eastern Cape heat 2017

Young professionals and enthusiastic researchers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and innovation (STEMI) are invited to register online at www.britishcouncil.org.za for the FameLab® Eastern Cape heat.

Who can enter?

The competition is open to anyone aged 21 to 35 and working in or studying technology, engineering, medicine, biology, chemistry, physics or maths. This includes private and public sector employees.