In search of the next science superstar: Famelab comes to the North West

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

The biggest science communication contest in the world, Famelab, is coming to the North West.

Salford has teamed up with the University of Liverpool to bring cutting-edge, interactive activities and special guest talks to the final, where scientists from across the region will battle it out to share their work in just 3 three minutes with just one prop.

The winner will then go on to represent the region at the UK final at Cheltenham Science Festival in June. The event promotes communication about science to inspire young individual to pursue careers in STEM bringing together a global network of over 40,000 scientists and engineers who are able to engage with international audiences.

FameLab is the largest science communication competition and training programme in the world. This year’s event will feature a special showcase from Professor Chloe James, professor in Microbiology at Salford, where she will be discussing her research on ‘Microbial Puppet Masters’. She will be joined by Professor Andy Miah, Chair of Science Communication & Future Media also at Salford.

Professor Miah said: “FameLab is a fabulous opportunity for researchers to level up their communication skills and to join an extraordinary community of people who are committed to bringing scientific knowledge to a wider public. We have a long record of investing into public engagement at the University of Salford and our new collaboration with Liverpool to be the NorthWest Hub for FameLab is a major recognition of that reputation.”

Deciding the winner will be a panel of judges as well as the audience, and anyone can book their free tickets here. The event will take place on Wednesday 17th April with doors opening at 6:00pm, with the main event running from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Leaf in Liverpool.

For all press office enquiries please email communications@salford.ac.uk.