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. The participants have only three minutes to talk about a scientific topic they are passionate about, in a way that is understandable to everyone.
Alessia Sgobba was one of the 10 finalists of FameLab Milano. In her talk, Alessia has discussed how different renewable resources, with different availability in time and geographical locations, can be used to produce electricity, what are the limits and obstacles to integrating more renewables into the grid and how important the integration of technologies is for energy sustainability. The last selection was conducted on-line since they were already in quarantine. The link to her video on LinkedIn (in Italian!) is below. Alessia says “It has been a unique experience: I challenged myself, I have nurtured my passion for scientific communication and I met many incredible fellow researchers."
Aruna Chandrasekar participated in the FameLab Ireland competition held by the British Council and sponsored by the Cheltenham festivals and SFI. After winning the UCD mini-heats, she participated in the Dublin heats which took place at the sound house, Dublin 2. Though she wasn’t successful in passing through to the Irelands' Final round, The talk was an excellent experience to rethink your science in a simple yet elegant manner and communicate it to just anyone in the street. You can find the link to the talk on Youtube channel.