FameLab finalists being photographed

Access to a network of scientists and engineers

By taking part in FameLab you will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, gain invaluable communication skills, and meet amazing like-minded people. More importantly, you will also become part of an increasingly exciting network of scientists and engineers able to clearly and imaginatively explain their science to the general public. The FameLab alumni network covers researchers and science professionals working in over 150 universities, research centres or government bodies across the world.

Communication masterclass

Run by some of the best science communicators in the world, this is one of the biggest prizes for all FameLab finalists. There you will learn why public engagement is important, develop invaluable media and presentation skills, and get the opportunity to network with scientists from many different scientific fields!  

The latest masterclass was delivered by Dr. Emily Grossman, who is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a PhD in cancer research from Queens' College Cambridge, who has been trained and has worked as an actress, a science broadcaster, and a communication and media skills trainer. 

Get a taste of what happens at a FameLab masterclass.

Trip to the UK

The overall national winner will attend the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK and compete in the FameLab International Final. Here a world of opportunities will really be opened up as you network with fellow scientists from across the globe.

There are clear rewards that everybody can get from entering the FameLab competition:

  • Each candidate will have the opportunity to meet other science enthusiasts and gain access to the Famelab Romania and Famelab International networks
  • FameLab alumni will be invited to take part in science public engagement events in Romania
  • Everyone who takes part in one of the regional selections will receive a certificate of participation from the British Council.

Other prizes

Although FameLab is possibly more about the prestige than it is about the prize, the winners of the first, second and third place at the national competition will receive prizes from our partners. 

The presentation with the strongest educational impact in the FameLab Romania final will be awarded a 500 Euro prize from the Hermann Oberth Association for Education and Science

The Audience Vote winner will also win a free IELTS exam

And last but not least, you will undoubtedly win over everyone in the audience with your passion for science!

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