The Midlands region is holding Famelab 2017 heats on Monday 12th December 2016, from 18:30 in PureCraft Bar, Birmingham. FameLab is an international competition that challenges scientists to communicate their knowledge in short three minute talks. The University of Birmingham had a UK finalist in 2016. You can watch Alex’s performance here if you want inspiration. It would be brilliant if we could repeat that success.
You’ll have three minutes to share your topic with a public audience. Remember, you cannot use slides and only use the props you can carry on stage. Entrants must be 21 years old or older, studying or working in science, engineering, technology, medicine or mathematics.
Sign up to perform your three minutes as soon as possible as spaces are limited. Audiences (including your students) can book free tickets here so feel free to invite everyone. Posters are attached for colleagues and audiences. For further info contact PERC stalwart Jon Wood: firstname.lastname@example.org [Internal Ext. 45081]
The Birmingham 3 Minute Thesis competition came back with a bang in 2014 when the top two presenters from each College ‘heat’ competed head-to-head in the final which was held on Wednesday 11 June. The competitors were amazing but there could be only one winner and it was Chris Morgan, from the School of Biosciences (College of Life and Environmental Sciences).
The Three Minute Thesis competition gives you just three minutes to deliver an engaging presentation on your thesis topic, its originality and its significance. This is a great opportunity to develop your presentation and research communication skills, raise the profile of your research and have the chance to compete to represent Birmingham at national and international level.
College heats will take place on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 May, and a University final will be held on Wednesday 11 June. Prizes will be offered, as well as the chance to represent Birmingham in the first UK-wide 3MT competition, and to compete for a travel bursary worth $2,500 (USD) in the virtual Universitas 21 3MT Final 2014.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, in which doctoral researchers have just three minutes to deliver an engaging presentation on their thesis topic, its originality and its significance.
With universities across the world now holding their own 3MT competitions, the University of Birmingham are delighted to be running a 3MT and are excited to invite all doctoral researchers to participate in such a highly-regarded competition.
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