Pop Idols for scientists is back
The pop idols competition for scientists is back, and locals are invited to give it their best shot.
FameLab SA equips anyone with communication skills through an engaging and entertaining competition. Competitors learn how to overcome complex language to explain their research with clarity and confidence, which often boosts their national and international profile, as well as help them meet new people even if they don't win.
The rules stipulate that contestants convey a scien- tific concept of their choice in just three minutes before a judging panel that includes leading researchers, media personalities, and science policymakers. The finalists of the Science Forum South Africa heat last December were Khavharendwe Rambau (a PhD candidate based at the HySA infrastructure, CSIR); and Darryl Herron (another PhD candidate at the Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute).
FameLab SA participants are trained and mentored by PR and events management professionals at Jive Media.
14 February ‒ Tshwane University of Technology - Training; 15 & 16 February - University of Limpopo - Training & Heat; 20 & 21 February ‒ University of the Free State and Central University of Technology - Training & Heat; 28 February ‒ UNISA ‒ Training; 1 March - UNISA - Heat; 2 March - Tshwane University of Technology - Heat; 6 & 7 March - University of Fort Hare - Training & Heat. Register now at https://www. britishcouncil.org.za/famelab