FameLab at Chatswood Library

Tuesday 16 August 2016 -
18:00 to 19:00

Bellies, Brains and Bones: What science is telling us about our bodies

Since its birth at the Times Cheltenham Science Festival in 2005, FameLab has grown into one of the world’s leading science communication competitions. It aims to find, develop and mentor young science and engineering communicators to get everyone ‘talking science’ in the media-intensive environment in which we live. A partnership established with the British Council in 2007 saw the competition go global, with more than 5000 young scientists and engineers participating in over 25 different countries… with new countries taking part each year!

FameLab asks contestants to communicate their research live on stage in just three minutes, armed only with their wits and a few props. 

Head to this special FameLab event at Chatswood Library to hear past FamLab participants explain what science is telling us about the human body in an unpredictable and enlightening way!

The evening includes presentations from the following FameLabbers:

  • Dead People Smell - Prue Armstrong (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Would you let me put drugs in your brain? - Kiara Bruggeman (Australian National University)
  • From Belly to Bone - Krishneel Singh (University of Technology, Sydney)
  • The Science of Sperm - Samantha Young (University of Newcastle)
  • You Are What You Eat - Hannah James (Australian National University)

If you're studying science for the HSC or university, or just interested in learning more about the human body, this one is for you! 

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential! To secure your place, please ensure you book through the Willoughby Council website.

This special event is being organised by Chatswood Library in conjunction with Inspiring Australia and the British Council. It forms part of Willoughby Council's National Science Week celebrations.

National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and runs from Saturday 13  to Sunday 21 August 2016. For more information, go to the National Science Week website.