NASA Famelab Contest on Scientific Communication
San Juan, Puerto Rico Season 3
Regional Heat 6
MAR 30, 2016 - APR 01, 2016
We are pleased to be hosting the next FameLab USA regional heat in Puerto Rico, in partnership with the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras and Arecibo Observatory!
When and Where
March 30-31 and April 1, 2016
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras – San Juan, PR
Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, PR
Passionate about Science? Love to Communicate...or Want to Learn How?
No slides, no charts, just the power of words.
At regional heats throughout the US, join other early career scientists from numerous disciplines and compete to convey your research or related science concepts. Each contestant has the spotlight for only three minutes. No slides, no charts, just the power of words and any prop you can hold in your hands. A panel of experts in both science and science communication will do the judging.
Winners from the FameLab USA regional competitions will face off in April, 2016 for a grand prize and the chance to compete with peers from around the world at the FameLab International Final in the UK in June, 2016.
Beyond the competition element, the heart of FameLab is to improve your communication skills! At each preliminary event there will be a workshop with training in the principles and practices of good communication.
NOTE: This heat is limited to 25 participants – register today!
Download the PR heat flyer here
Preliminary Competition Round
Wednesday, March 30th
Location: UPR Rio Piedras (exact location TBD)
Time: still TBD
Science Communication Workshop
Thursday, March 31st
Location: Arecibo Observatory
Time: ~8am – 7pm
Logistics: Participants will meet at UPR Rio Piedras at 8am (exact meeting location is still TBD), then travel together by bus to and from Arecibo, returning to UPR Rio Piedras ~7pm
Final Competition Round – Open to the Public
Friday, April 1st
UPR Rio Piedras (exact location still TBD)
Time: still TBD (likely 7pm – family and friends welcome!)
*Please plan to participate fully in the preliminary competition round and workshop. Those who advance to the final competition round must be able to participate; those not selected are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend!
What to Expect and How to Prepare?
Click here for more information on eligibility requirements, expectations, judging criteria, tips, etc.
Ready to Register?
Click Here: http://famelab.arc.nasa.gov/competition/famelab-usa-season-3-regional-heat-6-in-san-juan-p/