Science is an inevitable part of our life. Even though we hardly give it a though, science makes its presence felt by making extraordinary things possible. It plays a vital role in shaping our life now and in the coming days.
The biggest challenge for researchers from all age groups, across the world is to describing science in an easy and comprehensible manner to the people who have no knowledge of science. Communicating the activities of science or wonders of science helps the ordinary individuals understand a researcher and also attract funds for the research he/she need to carry out.
FameLab India's Science Competition
If you are good at explaining a scientific concept in just three minutes, and you are keen on developing your presentation and communication skills, FameLab is providing you a platform through its Science Competition 2017.
Winners of the competition will have chance to travel to Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom, where they will represent India at the FameLab International grand finale!
Eligibility Criteria to apply for the competition:
- Anyone between the age of 20 and 40 years as of 1 June 2016 and should be:
- A student of science, mathematics or engineering
- A scientist or researcher
- A lecturer in science, mathematics and engineering subjects
- Applying science, mathematics and engineering in Industry or Government
Who is not eligible for the competition?
- Press of PR officers even for science-related organisations
- Artists working on science-related themes
- Performers whose shows depict science or engineering
- Science centre staff who work exclusively or mainly in public
- Journalists and broadcasters
- Non-specialist school teachers
How to register for FameLab India's Science Competition?
- Candidates should read the eligibility criteria before registering for the competition
- Candidates need to fill in an application form and submit a 3 minute video of their 'science talk'
Last date of registration: 30 Oct 2016
Check out this link for more information: https://www.britishcouncil.in/programmes/higher-education/famelab
What is the procedure followed?
- Candidates need to upload a video of their talk on www.britishcouncil.org/famelab
- Based on the content, clarity and charisma, the judges will select top 30 applicants
- Shortlisted candidates need to make a 3 minute presentation on a scientific topic with no powerpoint or visual presentations
- Candidates can carry props if required
Top 3 contestants will be selected for the International Finals at Cheltenham, UK.