Passionate about science? Love telling people about the latest research? Want to inspire the next generation?
If any of the above applies to you – then FameLab needs you!
The international competition in science engagement is back for another fantastic year. FameLab is a great way to get your research out there, test your skills, or just have a laugh! Previous winners have gone on to travel the globe, and appear on radio and TV.
Contestants have just three minutes to convey a science, maths or engineering concept in an exciting and engaging way. If that sounds like your sort of challenge, FameLab wants to hear from you. The competition is open to anyone currently working science, technology, engineering or maths though you must be over 21. More details can be found here.
UK competitors have the chance to win a weekend Master Class with experts in media & communication skills, not to mention a chance to appear in the FameLab International Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2017.
The Newcastle heats are taking place at the Centre for Life on the 27th January 2017. The heat will run in the evening as part of the Friday Night Life adult event at the science centre.
There will be an optional training session at the Centre for life, (date and time TBC). If you wish to attend the training, or have any questions contact Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org
The International competition in science engagement is back for another great year of head to head communicating. Providing researchers in academia and industry the chance to engage a wide public audience, FameLab is a great way to get your research out there. Previous winners have gone on to travel the globe, and appear on radio and TV.
Contestants have just three minutes to convey a science or engineering concept in an exciting and engaging way. If that sounds like your sort of challenge, FameLab wants to hear from you. The competition is open to anyone currently working science, technology, engineering or maths. More details can be found here.
UK competitors have the chance to win £1750 in prize money and a weekend Master Class with experts in media & communication skills, not to mention a chance to appear in the FameLab International Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2015.
The Newcastle heats and final are taking place at the Stand Comedy Club on the 24th February 2015. The heats will run during the day and the final in the evening. To sign up please fill out this registration form.
26-27 April 2014
Maker Faire is a two day festival of innovation and creativity. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. “Makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
The Call for Makers is now OPEN for Maker Faire UK 2014. Maker Faire is back in Newcastle at the Centre for Life on April 26+27 and projects can be submitted by clicking the link below. The deadline for submission is at midnight on Jan 19 so get your thinking caps on for ideas!
Submit your project here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SubmitYourProjectMakerFaireUK2014
If you have any questions, contact Sheela Joy at the Centre for Life – Sheela.Joy@life.org.uk
Bright Club Newcastle – Training Session
22 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Centre for Life
Book a place – Email email@example.com
Bright Club Newcastle is an opportunity for researchers to disseminate research and increase its impact in a unique and innovative way. Each event is hosted by a professional stand-up comedian who presents a number of researchers and prompts them to talk about their subject in a light-hearted and entertaining way, without sacrificing any of its quality, or ridiculing it. The original Bright Club was born out of a collaboration between UCL, One Green Firework and music promoters Duel in the Deep and has since spread around the country.
After two sell-out years on the Newcastle comedy scene, Bright Club Newcastle will make its Stand debut on 23 April at 7.30pm, and organisers The Centre for Life in collaboration with Newcastle and Northumbria Universities would like to offer the opportunity to academics/researchers from the north east region, to perform. Training is given prior to the event on how to tailor material for an audience of comedy enthusiasts. This training is happening on Friday 22nd March, 12.00-1.30pm at The Centre for Life and will be run by Elin Roberts, past Bright Club performer and Head of Public Engagement at the Centre for Life. Other opportunities will be given to rehearse including a 2 hour rehearsal on the day of the event itself.
If you are interested in the possibility of enhancing the impact of your research in this most unusual way , please contact Sheela Joy (Sheela.Joy@life.org.uk) as soon as possible.
The fossil record of life on earth, the science behind our Olympic hopefuls and the psychology behind governmental decision-making are just some of the highlights of Northumbria’s events at the 2012 Newcastle Science Festival
, which runs from 8th – 15th March
This year, for the first time, Northumbria is playing a leading role in the festival with participation in almost half of all festival events and representation from almost every School.
The week-long programme features a mix of exhibitions, performance, special events, lectures and debates.
|Lucy Winskell, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Region Engagement and Partnerships, said:“This year Northumbria is playing a key role in ScienceFest with the aim of both celebrating and improving understanding of the world around us.“”As ScienceFest is all about showcasing science and the impact it has on people’s lives, it provides the perfect platform for Northumbria to demonstrate its commitment to conducting meaningful research that makes a difference to people’s lives.”
Further details about the 2012 Newcastle Science Festival are available from their website at: www.newcastlesciencefest.co.uk Or, to download a PDF version of the brochure, please go to: www.newcastlesciencefest.co.uk/programme.html.