UWA supports science communication competition FameLab

10 Apr 2024

The University of Western Australia has entered into a three-year partnership with the Foundation for the WA Museum to support the science communication competition and training program, FameLab Australia.  

Founded in 1911, The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the State’s first university and takes pride in being more than a world-class centre for education and research. For more than 100 years, UWA has contributed to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of Western Australia, the nation and our world. The University has forged and embraced connections with community, partners and industry to ensure UWA’s impact is far-reaching, both now and into the future.

FameLab is the largest public-facing science communication training program and competition in the world. The focus of FameLab Australia is to promote excellence in science communication for early career STEM researchers in universities and industry. FameLab is recognised as being a powerful means to identifying and nurturing new voices in science, with previous alumni embarking on high-profile careers in science communication and the media.  

With UWA’s support of FameLab, the University will help enable early career researchers across Australia to make their mark on the world and ensure the researchers are equipped to share their passion and knowledge with broad audiences and communicate how they are working towards tackling the world’s many pressing challenges.

Professor Anna Nowak, UWA’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) said the University welcomed the partnership with the Foundation for the WA Museum.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our early career researchers to broaden their communication skills and promote their research through FameLab’s excellent training program and competition,” Professor Nowak said. 

Coralie Bishop, Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for the WA Museum added, “FameLab Australia is such a powerful program to equip early career researchers with the skills they need to share their work and knowledge with people across the country and the whole world, and help them to influence and shape our future with their insights and discoveries. We are extremely proud to host this national competition here in Western Australia and to count UWA, Western Australia’s oldest university, amongst its supporters.”

Applications for FameLab 2024 close on 14 April 2024. For more information visit https://www.fwam.com.au/the-foundation-s-impact/education-learning-and-outreach/famelab-apply