The “Fame Lab” is a training program that aims to encourage and develop young scientists and engineers to communicate with the public and obtain support to fund their research.

What is Fame Lab                                                                         

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is an interesting and enjoyable subject to learn, but it is not the easiest to explain and simplify. This is the idea of ​​FameLab. Fame Lab is one of the largest science communication competitions in the world that started with an initiative from the Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom, and is organized in Qatar by the British Council and the Qatar National Research Fund  in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

Contestants present a scientific topic in an interesting and innovative way within only three minutes without using any auxiliary tools such as PowerPoint or any other electronic presentation tools, but they can use the explanatory tools to a limited extent. The presentation should be scientifically accurate and interesting to the general public.

Why participate in FameLab?

FameLab Competition identifies, trains and mentors young scientists and engineers to enable them to communicate effectively in a world that depends on mass media.

You will also benefit from:

  • The importance of presentation and presentation in front of the audience.
  •  Enhancing presentation skills.
  • Training by the best scientific communication experts in the world.
  • Communicating with others with the same scientific passion and others from different scientific backgrounds.

What are the stages of the FameLab Competition?

First stage: Complete the registration form before May 30, 2021

The second phase: Qualifying the selected applicants for initial training in scientific communication skills (one day only 10-13 June 2021)

Stage Three: Performances (one day only 5, 6 or 7 July 2021)

Fourth stage: Training at an advanced level of scientific communication skills for those qualified for the final stage by experts from the United Kingdom. (September 1 and 2, 2021)

Fifth stage: Final competition (one day only 13-14 September 2021)

 المرحلة السادسة: تمثيل قطر في مسابقة مختبر الشهرة الدولية في مهرجان شلتنهام للعلوم بالمملكة المتحدة (نوفمبر/ديسمبر 2021 سيتم التأكيد لاحقا) ، والجوائز المادية المراكز الثانية والثالثة.

ما هي شروط مختبر الشهرة؟

القاعدة الأولى هى أن لديك ثلاث دقائق فقط. القواعد الأخرى التي تحتاج لمعرفتها هى: 

  • يجب أن يكون الموضوع علمي فى مجال العلوم أو التكنولوجيا أوالهندسة والرياضيات
  • يجب أن يتراوح عمرك بين 16- 40 سنة
  • يتم منح كل مشارك كحد أقصى ثلاث دقائق ليستخدمها فى عمل عرض شيق وعلمي صحيح للجنة التحكيم
  • لا يجوز لك استخدام برنامج العرض التقديمي (PowerPoint)
  • يمكن استخدام أدوات توضيحية بشكل محدود علماً بأنه لايوجد زمن إضافي لوضع الأدوات على المسرح
  • إذا وصلت إلى عروض الأداء والنهائيات المحلية سوف تحتاج إلى تجهيز عرض ثانٍ (من الممكن استخدام نفس العرض مع تغيير طريقة عرض المضمون بشكل مختلف)
  • تقديم العرض سوف يكون فردي و ليس جماعي
  • يجب أن تكن قطري الجنسية أو مقيم في دولة قطر.
  • Employees of the British Council and the Qatar National Research Fund and their first-degree relatives are not permitted to participate in the competition

What is scientific communication and what is its importance?

Communicating scientific ideas to a general audience is an increasing priority for researchers around the world. By doing so, they seek to change the world's stereotype about science, inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, as well as obtain support and funding for their research.

What are the goals of FameLab competition?

  • Supporting Qatar National Vision 2030 in raising the level of participation in science and research.
  • Providing a platform for young scholars to present and share their ideas in a clear and simple way.
  • Building a culture that understands and supports the positive role that science plays in economic and social growth.
  • Support and develop the scientific communication skills of students, teachers and faculty members in schools and universities in Qatar.

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