Edinburgh Napier researcher set to star in Scottish FameLab final

Anna hoping to talk her way to success for a place in UK final

Date posted

8 March 2018


Last updated

19 March 2020

A research student from Edinburgh Napier University is hoping she can talk the talk at the Scottish finals of a prestigious science competition this weekend.
Postgraduate student Anna Osicka will take to the stage at the National Museum of Scotland on Saturday to wow a panel of judges with her expertise – in just three minutes.
That’s the concept behind FameLab – an annual science communication competition which runs in several countries across the world. Contestants have a time limit of three minutes to present a topic from their field of study to the judges, with the aim of making it as funny, enlightening or astounding as possible. Competitors can only use their words, wits, and props they can carry on to stage themselves and will be judged on content, clarity, and charisma.
This year, Edinburgh Napier University is hosting the competition for the first time, giving Anna home advantage as she prepares to take to the stage.
The winner of the Scottish final will go on to challenge for the UK title in April, with the grand prize of being invited to the Cheltenham Science Festival in June to battle it out in front of a live audience for the title of FameLab International Champion.

What is FameLab?

FameLab was set up in 2005 by Cheltenham Festivals in partnership with NESTA to find and nurture scientists and engineers with a flair for communicating with public audiences.
The Scottish final takes place from 2-4pm on Saturday 10 March at the National Museum of Scotland. Entry is free – register for tickets here.
To find out more about FameLab, click here.