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British Council

Date
Wednesday 08 June 2016 to Thursday 09 June 2016

FameLab is a global science communication competition designed to inspire, motivate and develop young scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders.

The 2016 Ireland competition was won earlier this year by Niamh Kavanagh, a PhD Researcher at the Irish Photonics Integration Centre.  Niamh will now represent Ireland in the FameLab International Finals taking place at the Cheltenham Science Festival, UK from 08-09 June.  

Competing with 26 other countries across the globe, Niamh will attempt to emulate the incredible success enjoyed by Ireland in the competition in the past, following in the footsteps of Fergus McAuliffe from Cork who claimed the title in 2013 and Padraig Flood from Dublin (representing Benelux) who won in 2014.

Three semi-finals will take place on Wednesday 08 June with Niamh being first up in the 3rd semi-final at 16:00 (recordings will be posted following the semi-final events). The international final will then be live streamed on Thursday 09 June at 20:30.

More details available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/577702469077218/

Fancy a night of surprises, laughs, drama and STEM genius, be sure to tune in!  And this year you'll also be able to vote for your favourite talk so even more reasons to watch!

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