Catarina Raposo and João Santos, CBMR researchers, advanced, yesterday, to the final round of Famelab 2018 – the most famous international science communication competition.
With presentations on cancer and heart problems, the students stood out from the remaining candidates guaranteeing a place in the next tie, to be held on 18th March at Pavilhão do Conhecimento, in Lisbon.
Catarina Raposo spoke about “The superpowers of cancer”, being the most voted by the public, and João Santos presented the communication “Heart, the motor of the human body”, surprising the jury with a performance in which established an approximation between the functioning of the human heart system and a car engine.
The competition is organized by Ciência Viva – National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture and by the British Council, in partnership with universities and centers of science and technology throughout the country, and aims to promote the practice of science communication.
Each competitor has three minutes to demonstrate his ability to communicate the most diverse scientific subjects, using only the word and the gesture and without the aid of audiovisuals.