Science Communication Interview on BNR Nieuwsradio

Quick tips on science communication featured in Dutch radio segment.

On June 1st 2021, I hosted the national final of FameLab Netherlands. The event was hosted by Eindhoven University of Technology and was part of the program for Dutch Technology Week 2021. FameLab is a science communication competition where contestants present their research in 3 minutes or less, without slides, but they can use props.

Prior to the event, I spoke with Paulien Sewuster from BNR Nieuwsradio about the FameLab, the key things to think about in science communication, and my own transition into the area of science communication. You can listen to the interview via this link. The piece is in Dutch, but my short contributions to the piece are in English.

More on FameLab Netherlands 2021

FameLab is a unique science communication competition where contestants present a 3-minute pitch (live or on video) about a scientific topic of their choice. However, unlike traditional scientific presentations, the contestants cannot use slides, but they can use props to support their pitch. This is a significant departure from the usual presentations given by scientists throughout their career.

In the 2021 national final, 10 contestants from 4 Dutch universities (Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente, Amsterdam UMC, and Wageningen UR) took part. The winner on the night was Alexandra Cloherty from Amsterdam UMC, and she will go on to represent the Netherlands in the international FameLab final later this year.