FameLab is the world's leading science communication competition. It is designed to inspire, motivate and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and stakeholders.
FameLab challenges scientists, mathematicians and engineers working across Ireland (and 30 other countries) to explain scientific concepts to a general audience in just three minutes.
Organised by the British Council in Ireland and funded by Science Foundation Ireland, the FameLab Ireland final took place at the Science Gallery in Dublin on Thursday, 11 April 2019. Eileen Courtney, a PhD student with TEMUL, was one of the 10 finalists to get up and speak to the crowd in the Science Gallery. Eileen's talk was "trying to make radiation seem less scary to the general public" through the use of bananas and plenty of jokes.
Eileen came away from the evening with 2 prizes: the audience favourite award, and 3rd place overall.