Last night Amy won the regional final of FameLab (a communications competition designed to engage and entertain by breaking down science, technology and engineering concepts into three minute presentations) at Techniquest Afterhours in Cardiff. Amy will now be representing the South West region in the UK finals on the 25th April in London.
Before this Amy will be attending an expenses paid masterclass weekend in Cheltenham from the 1st - 3rd April in which participants will discuss why public engagement is important. The workshop is active and emphasises developing skills, and through a mixture of talks, exercises and activities deals primarily with the skills of ‘being on your feet’ in front of a live audience".
Last night Amy's talk was an introduction to her research area of subjective cognitive impairment and she talked about the poor communication of dementia research in the media.
FameLab was started in 2005 in the UK by Cheltenham Science Festival and has quickly become established as a diamond model for successfully identifying, training and mentoring scientists and engineers to share their enthusiasm for their subjects with the public.
- Tuesday 1 March 2016 12.40 GMT
- Tuesday 1 March 2016 14.12 GMT
- Ian Russell