Youmna Hussein Mousa to represent Qatar at FameLab final on Thursday
Youmna Hussein Mousa won the first place in the adult's category of the FameLab, one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world.
Mousa will represent Qatar at the International Finals to be held as part of the Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom.
The FameLab took place in Qatar for the second consecutive year.
FameLab, initiated by Cheltenham Science Festivals in the UK and brought to Qatar by the British Council in partnership with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), is supported by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar University (QU) and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU).
More than 330 people took part in this year's competition.
Dr Frank Fitzpatrick, director of British Council Qatar, said:"I am delighted at the overwhelming response that FameLab has had here in Qatar this year, involving more than 330 participants from schools and young researchers. The success that we have had is the fruit of an outstanding collaboration with our strategic partner QNRF and our delivery partners the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, QU and HBKU."
Dr Abdul Sattar al Taie, executive director at Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), said:"For the second consecutive year, we are proud of our continuing partnership with the British Council Qatar in organising this international science communication competition. I am pleased to see that this year's competition attracted almost double the number of participants."
In all, 31 of the best science communicators from around the globe are competing at the Cheltenham Science Festival for the tenth FameLab International Final. The final will take place at the Parabola Arts Centre on June 8 at 10:30 pm and will be live-streamed on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/FameLabInternational. This year's finals will feature contestants from 31 different countries.
Each contestant will deliver a three-minute presentation on their chosen topic. Every presentation will be judged according to the golden rule of the 3 Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.
The competition, created by Cheltenham Festivals and co-produced by the British Council, aims to discover up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective.