Phd student through to FameLab regional final

Laura WheatcroftPhD student Laura Wheatcroft through to the FameLab regional final in Manchester, after coming runner up in the Yorkshire Heat.

Held at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield on Thursday 2 February, the FameLab Yorkshire Heat saw 9 students take part in the science communication competition. Each presenting a scientific concept of their choosing in just 3 minutes.

Laura, studying a PhD in Energy Storage, was runner-up in the competition having delivered a 3 minute talk on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner incident, explaining the scientific reasons behind why the lithium-ion batteries caught fire.

She joins the winner and second runner-up at the Regional Final in Manchester on Monday 20 February 2017. If successful, all regional finalists will move on to participate in a mandatory Masterclass and the UK National Final in London.

Good luck Laura!

Further information

FameLab invites scientists, mathematicians and engineers across the globe to take part in its flagship science communications competition. Contestants have just 3 minutes to convey a scientific concept of their choice. They are judged by leading researchers, media personalities and science policy makers on the content, clarity and charisma of their presentation.