FameLab is a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology, and engineering concepts into three-minute presentations.
Contestants from around the world take part armed only with their wits and a few props – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage your curiosity and find out about the latest research. Famelab gives you a snapshot into the world of science and engineering and is dedicated to answering both bizarre and pertinent questions from ‘Why do men have nipples?’ to ‘Is nuclear energy a good or bad thing?’
FameLab contestants also get to participate in an intensive Science Communications Masterclass led by the UK public engagement experts. The opportunity not only builds on the their communications and presentation skills, but also is where networks of science communicators are developed.
Making a mark on science communications in Thailand
In Thailand, FameLab was launched in 2015 with the great and continuous support from Ministry of Science and Technology (currently Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation), universities, and media partners. The programme aligned with the national priorities on strengthening capacity of academics and promoting importance and awareness of science. Over the 6-year history, the competition supported development of 60 academics and students as science communicators, and reached out to both academia and public audience alike throughout Thailand.
The results and outcomes were vast; from education opportunities and career development, research collaborations, initiating science communications courses in universities, spin-off to School-equivalent competition - School Lab Thailand, to the FameLab Thailand project being awarded with the Mahidol Award for Science Communications 2021.
Onwards with FameLab Thailand 2022!
We are pleased to announce that the National Science Museum Thailand (NSM), a long-standing partner for FameLab, will be continuing the programme in Thailand from 2022 onwards. More information will be published soon on the NSM website.