For the first time, the international science communication competition FameLab comes to the Netherlands. Who will be the Voice of Science? Come to the Der Aa-kerk and watch!
FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain you by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into three minute presentations. Contestants from around the world take part armed only with their wits and a few props, the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about the latest research.
The Groningen round of FameLab takes place in the Der Aa-church, on the opening day of the For Infinity Science Exhibition. If you come to watch FameLab, you will pay the normal entry fee (EUR 4) for the exhibition. You can move from the FameLab presentations to the exhibition and back during the intervals. Presentations are in English (the Exhibition is also largely translated in English).
The winner of the Groningen round will move on to the National final and could then progress to the Benelux final and the international final at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
FameLab is an exciting competition to find the new voices of science and engineering across the world. FameLab was started in 2005 in the UK by Cheltenham Science Festival and has quickly become established as a diamond model for successfully identifying, training and mentoring scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for their subjects with the public. Working in partnership with the British Council this global competition has already seen more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 23 different countries from Hong Kong to South Africa, USA to Egypt. In the USA, NASA is our FameLab delivery partner.
Where? Der Aa-kerk (Akerkhof 2, Groningen)
Time: 7 - 10 p.m.
Tickets: at the door, EUR 4.-
This is the first in a series of 'Thursday specials' during the For Infinity Exhibition. The nine Faculties of the University of Groningen will organize events on Thursday nights. Watch this space and the Science LinX Facebook page for more information.
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