FameLab 2020 Schools Program

Thu 30 Apr 2020



Dr Paola Magni, Murdoch University, 2019 FameLab Australia Winner

As part of a nationally consistent approach, all cultural and art institutions in Western Australia are closed in the interests of public safety in response to COVID-19. This includes the WA Maritime Museum, WA Shipwrecks Museum, Museum of the Goldfields, Museum of the Great Southern, Museum of Geraldton and Gwoonwardu Mia.

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Date: Thursday 30 April 2020
Time: 9.30am – 1pm
Location: Heath Ledger Theatre, 174 William St, Perth
Cost: Free for booked school groups
Bookings: Bookings for this event are essential, please see below

What is FameLab?

It is increasingly important in science to be able to communicate your work to a broader audience. FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition created by Cheltenham Festivals in the UK. The global competition finds and mentors young STEM – science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – researchers with a knack for communication to share their stories with the world. FameLab contestants are armed only with their wits and a few props to describe their research – the result is an unpredictable, enlightening and exciting way to encourage curiosity and find out about the latest research.


9.30am - 11.00am

In this special schools showcase event your students will get the opportunity to see FameLab contestants tell their science stories in just three minutes or less with no jargon, and no PowerPoint. This event will inspire your students and expose them to some of the current research happening around Australia, with a focus on communicating that research in creative ways. 

We are including with the FameLab program, a STEM professionals’ This is My Life presentation that showcases inspiring women in STEM, modelling an exciting future in STEM study and careers.

11.00am - 11.30am

Morning Tea Break

11.30am - 1.00pm

FameLab Academy

Watch this space for an exciting announcement of a pilot project by invitation to select schools to compete with each other in FameLab Academy for students.


The FameLab schools program is suitable for the entire class or a group of select students.

Book your school instantly into the event by clicking the button below.

Further logisitcal information will be emailed to you closer to the event.

If you can no longer attend or wish to amend your booking please contact us ASAP.

Unable to make to the FameLab schools program?

Students, teachers and their families are welcome to attend the FameLab Australia National Final on Wednesday 29 April at the State Theatre Centre. Doors open from 6pm for 6.30-8.30pm

For further information about FameLab please contact:
FameLab Project Director
Melissa Callanan
Email: mcallanan@fwam.com.au
Mobile: 0401 648 534


FameLab Sponsors


Dr Paola Magni, Murdoch University, 2019 FameLab Australia and Audience Choice Winner competes at the International Final

Image courtesy of Cheltenham Festival