Posted: Thu 28th Jan 2016

Swansea Famelab 2016 winners announced /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016

The Swansea winners of the first round of the science communication competition, Famelab 2016 were announced last night at the Dylan Thomas Centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Swansea heats of Famelab UK saw a range of science topics being tackled in a bid to discover new talent in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

‌After some deliberation the panel of expert judges academic and TV presenter Dr Rhys Jones, Professor Matt Jones, Head of the College of Science and Wendy Sadler of Science Made Simple chose the four winners (pictured). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Famelab 2016 Swansea winners
Lloyd Hopkins (Swansea University) – How do coral reef fish use sound?
Amy Jenkins (Swansea University) – Subjective Cognitive Impairments
Sandra Lopez (Swansea University) – Red Blood Cells as Biosensors
Jeff Webb (Intellectual Property Office) – The Mathematics of Infinity ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The four contestants will now go forward to the regional final, which takes place in Cardiff on Thursday 25th February 2016 at Techniquest’s After Hours evening. The winner of the Wales and West final will go to the Cheltenham Park Hotel on the 1st-3rd April for a weekend science communication masterclass while the overall UK final winner will win £1,000 and up to £750 to spend on a science communication activity and also can compete in the international final at Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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