A competitor presenting at the FameLab regional event at Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in July 2014. ©

Kris Qua/NASA

Monday 02 November 2015 03:12 pm
Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco

Love science?

Please join NASA, UCSF, The Story Collider and the British Council for a FameLab USA regional heat as part of the Bay Area Science Festival!

FameLab is a science communication competition held in over 20 countries around the world in partnership with Cheltenham Festivals. Often, scientists from all disciplines must communicate their work, exchange views and dialogue with a variety of people and groups - from policymakers to the public to other scientists.

We are proud to partner on FameLab USA with NASA to run regional heats across the country and allow scientists from many fields to participate in the competition. Like 'American Idol', but for scientists, you'll get the chance to present your work and receive feedback from science communications experts in a workshop. If you win the regional heat, you will get the chance to move on to a national final. The winner from the national final will represent the USA in the FameLab International Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK!

See NASA's website for more program information.

See 2014 USA winner, Lyl Tomlinson.

See past FameLab USA presentations.

For tips on content and charisma, click here.