FameLab Astrobiology -- Science Communication Competition

FameLab Astrobiology is a science communication competition focused on graduate students and post doctoral researchers doing research in astrobiology. Via four preliminary and one final competition, early career astrobiologists will compete to convey their own research or related science concepts. Each contestant has the spotlight for only three minutes -- slides and charts are not allowed. A panel of experts in both science and science communication will judge the events. Events will take place on the following dates:

-- Jan. 13, 2012 -- Houston, Texas -- Lunar and Planetary Institute
-- Feb. 10, 2012 -- Denver, Colo. -- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
-- March 9, 2012 -- Washington, D.C. -- NASA Headquarters/National Geographic Society
-- Jan. - March 2012 -- Online via YouTube
-- FINAL: April 12-16, 2012 -- Atlanta, Ga. -- Astrobiology Science Conference

Each preliminary event will feature science communication training and enrichment activities, providing exposure to alternative careers. There will be a two-day master class for finalists prior to the final event in April.

The winner will go on to compete in the International FameLab Final in the United Kingdom in June 2012.

For more information, visit http://astrobiologyfamelab.arc.nasa.gov/.

Questions about this competition may be directed to Daniella Scalice at the NASA Astrobiology Institute via email at daniella.m.scalice@nasa.gov.

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