We are looking for the best new science communicators in Israel.
- Are you the new voice of science in Israel?
- Can you make a three-minute presentation on a scientific topic in front of a live audience?
- Are you passionate about science?
- Do you want to share your enthusiasm with the general public?
If so, The British Council together with our partners, Hemda, Ministry of Science and Technology and Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem invite you to make a three minutes presentation on a scientific topic, win a free trip to the UK and a materclass in science communication.
The competitions are in Hebrew and contestants will have just 3 minutes to prove to a panel of judges that they have got what it takes to make science come alive.
To enter FameLab you must have a first degree in science and be under 36 years old.
The competition is open to postgraduate students, early to mid career scientists, researchers and anyone working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medicine.
Refer to eligibility criteria for further information.
1 May 2012 at the Technion in Haifa
2 May 2012 at the Hemda Science Education Centre in Tel Aviv
6 May 2012 at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem
15-16 May 2012: Masterclass in communication and presentation skills
23 May 2012 FINAL at the Hemda Science Education Centre in Tel Aviv
Simply fill in the registration form on the Hemda Centre for Science Education website.
The first round of the competition takes place in the first half of the day. You will have a maximum of three minutes to give a presentation which will impress the judges who will be looking for exciting and engaging talks that can be understood by a non-scientific adult audience. The judges will pose questions and give feedback after each presentation. You can only use props which you can carry yourself and that won’t require extra time to set up. PowerPoint presentations are not permitted. The competition is in Hebrew.
Successful first round contestants will go on to compete in the second round, later the same day, to present another three minute talk on a different subject in front of a public audience. Three finalists will be chosen to go through to the finals.
The nine finalists will participate in a two day masterclass on the subject of science communication.
The finals will take place at the Hemda Centre for Science Education in Tel Aviv and finalists will give another three minute presentation on a different contemporary science topic.
Remember, to get to the final, you will need three different three minute talks! We strongly advise that one of these should focus on your own research.
There will be three or four leading figures from the world of science and media at each of the local competitions.
All Finalists win a free masterclass in communication and presentation skills, and the Israel national winner receives a free trip to the UK Science Festival 12-17 June 2012.
Jerusalem Post (English)
Midnight East (English)