During this competition students have three minutes to engage and educate a general audience about their scientific research topic. They are judged by the 3C’s of content, clarity and charisma. Some of the topics presented by Westonbirt students this week were; ‘Can music help us study and concentrate’, ‘Why do cats purr?’ and ‘How do we prevent skin forming on hot chocolate?’
Head of Science, Mr Hopkins said, “The Famelab competition ties in really well with our Westonbirt big six characteristics; Kindness, Communication, Courage, Respect, Resilience and confidence. It is also a great way for students to develop these softer skills, but done within a STEM context.”
Since 2005, Famelab has captured the imagination of young STEM researchers in more then 40 countries. Since the beginning it has engaged over 40,000 participants and has reached an audience of millions.
We wish Digby luck in Cheltenham and will keep you posted with how he gets on!