FameLab National Final - And the winners are...
The FameLab National Final 2021 took place online on Tuesday the 1st of June. The ten young scientists competing for a spot in the International Final were: Kalpit Bakal, Chan Botter, Alexandra Cloherty, Mohammad Jouybar, Rose Pinto, Job Saris, Malou van der Sluis, Vasileios Trikalitis, Sophie van der Vlugt, and Ying Wang. We are delighted to announce that Alexandra Cloherty is the FameLab Netherlands Winner 2021 and Mohammad Jouybar won the Audience Award.
Alexandra Cloherty will compete in the International Final as part of Cheltenham Science Festival in autumn 2021. The finalists were judged by an esteemed panel consisting of biochemist Ruchi Bansal, winner FameLab Netherlands 2020 and science communicator Liza Cornet, atmospheric scientist Chiel van Heerwaarden, and New Scientist chief-editor Jim Jansen.
FameLab aims to discover charismatic, up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective… in just three minutes! Since its birth at the Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into arguably the world’s leading science communication competition. A partnership with the British Council (since 2007) made FameLab expand to 31 different countries. With more than 9000 young scientists and engineers participating so far.
Communicating science accessibly and attractively is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. FameLab helps young scientists acquire valuable skills to communicate their work to non-scientific audiences. By doing so, researchers not only challenge common stereotypes of scientists, but also help to justify public funding for their research.
FameLab in the Netherlands
FameLab started in the Netherlands in 2014 and already boasts an amazing network of 50+ science communicators, all skilled and committed to sharing their work and knowledge with public audiences nationally and internationally.
Do you have what it takes?
If you think you can explain a scientific concept to a general audience, in just three minutes, then why not enter? You could become the new face of science, represent the Netherlands at the FameLab International finals in the UK, and open doors to national and global opportunities in science communication!