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FameLab 2017 Launch Event - Talking Science
Thu 8 December 2016, 19:00 – 21:00 SAST
You’re invited to an evening of 'scientainment'!
Join us at the FameLab South Africa 2017 heat, taking place at the Department of Science and Technology’s Science Forum South Africa
FameLab is one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world. It is an exciting competition to find new voices in science, technology, engineering, maths and innovation (STEMI), from across the world. This year’s competition will launch on 8 December 2016 at the second annual Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), which takes place at the CSIR International Convention Centre, in Pretoria.
Young scientists with a knack for sharing their science in an entertaining way will be auditioning for a spot in the FameLab South Africa semi-finals and finals, which will be held in April and May 2017. They have three minutes to engage the audience and will be judged on content, clarity and charisma!
Entrance is free and open to the public and we invite all science enthusiasts, young and old, to come and cheer on their favourites.
Mr Imraam Patel, Deputy Director-General: Socio-economic Innovation Partnerships, Department of Science ance Technology
Nozipho Gumbi - FameLab South Africa 2016 Winner. Nozipho is a nanoscience and nanotechnology researcher, and has received wide media exposure since winning FameLab South Africa 2016 and making it to the top 10 of the international final. She was recognised as one of the 2016 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans shaping the country’s future.
Our esteemed panel of judges for this launch heat are:
Koki Selepe - Deputy Director: Science Promotion, Department of Science and Technology
Prof Puleng Segalo - Head: Research and Graduate Studies, College of Human Sciences, UNISA
Mandi Smallhorne – President: South African Science Journalists Association; and President: African Federation of Science Journalists
Don't miss it. Register to attend by 7 December 2016.
For more information about FameLab, visit: www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab