Importance of science communication

NYSF was represented at a networking event hosted by Inspiring Australia in Sydney last month.  Alumni and student staff leaders, Steven Falconieri and Rhys Kilian were among about 100 people from across New South Wales who attended the event, which was part of a series of talks given by science communicator, Malcolm Love.

Malcolm Love talks about FameLab at the Inspiring Australia event in May 2014

Malcolm Love talks about FameLab at the Inspiring Australia event in May 2014

Malcolm spoke about his role providing media and presentation training for FameLab participants. This international competition is held annually and requires participants to do a three-minute presentation of their thesis topic in layman’s terms.

“This event was very beneficial,” says Steven.  “It gave Rhys and myself an opportunity to learn more about the importance of being able to communicate clearly about our science.  But it also gave us a chance to chat with others about the NYSF and the possible interactions we might be able to have in the future.

Malcolm also talked about the FameLabAcademy, which is a junior version of FameLab, and I believe many of our students would benefit from being involved in this if it was to be available in Australia.”

Further information:  http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/inspiring/news/science-stories.shtml