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Edinburgh Phd student through to Famelab UK finals

Callam Davidson has won the Scottish heats of a major science communications competition.

Callam Davidson

Callam Davidson, a PhD student from the University of Edinburgh, has won the Scottish heats of Famelab 2017, the biggest science communications competition in the world, which trains and mentors scientists to share their enthusiasm with the public.

Hosted by Quentin Cooper and coordinated by Heriot-Watt Engage at the National Museum of Scotland, ten talented science communicators took part in the competition, which hunts out the best new science and engineering communicators.

Entrants have three minutes to explain a science concept in a unique and entertaining way. Callam’s winning project explored the biological implications of stress.

The panel of judges included representatives from four Scottish universities and the Wellcome Trust.

Callam now goes on to the UK finals in London.

Related links

Famelab at Heriot-Watt