“I always jump at any opportunity to talk about my work, but I didn’t know how to get into science communication. Then I attended a FameLab training. I think I’ve found my calling! I want to talk to people about science for the rest of my life.”
Congratulations to Keneilwe Moropa from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), who stirred up waves of excitement in South Africa all the way from the United Kingdom when she was named the FameLab 2019 international runner-up.
Keneilwe, at the time of the competition was a research intern at the National Centre for Nanostructured Materials at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Her work focusses on using nanotechnology to respond to the issue of water pollution. Keneilwe believes that communicating science and making it accessible to the public is important as it helps to cultivate and inspire the next generation of researchers and innovators. Watch Keneilwe’s 3-minute finale talk here.
Jive Media Africa initiated the FameLab competition in South Africa, and is a proud partner in implementing FameLab SA together with the British Council and the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). If you or your organisation would like to grow science communication skills, register to host a heat in the 2020 competition. Download the Expression of Interest Form or contact us for further information on our various training and mentorship programmes.