FameLab Fergus McAuliffe
Monday 03 February 2020
All welcome | Free event | Refreshments

FameLab is back! Held annually in over 30 countries, UCD and the British Council have teamed up once more to bring FameLab to the university for a mini-heat. 

Armed only with their wits and a few props, the top newest voices from the world of science, technology, engineering and maths will deliver three-minute talks on weird and wonderful science concepts. Expect to hear anything from why people are taller in space, to wasps that live inside figs, and how there are good guys and bad guys when it comes to vaccinations.

Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rules – the three Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma. As an audience member you too can be involved in the judging process and have the power to rate the contestants along with our esteemed panel of judges.

The top two from the FameLab UCD mini-heat will go on to take part in the Dublin heat on 25 February, with a chance to represent the region at the FameLab Ireland national final in April 2020.

So, encourage your curiosity and get a snapshot into the world of science, engineering, maths and technology at this entertaining and exciting event!

All welcome | Free event | Refreshments

FameLab Ireland is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland and is supported by Cpl Resources Plc and Henkel Ireland Limited. It is managed by the British Council Ireland in collaboration with a host of top-class partners from higher education, research, media and public engagement across Ireland.

FameLab UCD is delivered in partnership with UCD and iCRAG.


Or if you think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience in just three minutes, then why not enter? You could become the new face of science, represent Ireland at the FameLab International finals in the UK, and open doors to national and global opportunities in science communication! Here's all you need to know about entering FameLab.  

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