It is often difficult to communicate science to the general public. We need to cut out the scientific jargon that we use as a short-cut to efficiency, and a possible crutch, to get to the essence of what is important. Fame lab is an international science communication competition where you explain a scientific concept to a general audience, in just three minutes. This is judged by a panel of experts in the field of science communication, as well as the audience.
We are so proud that Marica came second in the Cork regional competition for her talk on affordance, using a Moka pot espresso maker as her prop. It was clever, insightful, and easy to understand the scientific importance of affordances.