On 4 March SAEON hosted its very first online FameLab heat. FameLab is an international competition for young scientists (aged 21 to 35) in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The young scientists are challenged to communicate their science to a public audience in under three minutes. Their talks should be fun and engaging, without using jargon or formal presentations, therefore making their science relevant to everyone. The talks are judged based on content, clarity and charisma.
The SAEON Graduate Student Network (GSN) steering committee were forerunners in all stages of the successful FameLab event – from the planning and presentation stage to directing the programme of the day in collaboration with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), Jive Media Africa and the British Council.