FameLab Australia Semi-Final Highlights

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FameLab Australia Semi-Final Highlights


  Last updated May 29, 2018 at 12:09 pm


The field has been set for FameLab Australia national final. See how the competitors got there through the semi-finals held around Australia.

Nearly 50 of Australia’s best young science communicators faced off in 4 semi-finals, with only the best 12 being selected to compete in the national final. From Brisbane to Perth, selfies to cancer therapies, check out the highlights.

You can watch the national final live from Perth on Thursday 10 May on Australia’s Science Channel. For more info keep an eye on the FameLab page.

Queensland semi-final winners

First Place Zane Stromberga (Bond University)

Audience Choice and Runner up Taryn Laubenstein (James Cook University)

Victoria semi-final winners

First Place and Audience Choice Toby Hendy (Australian National University)

Runner Up Anisa Rowhani-Farid (Queensland University of Technology)

New South Wales semi-final winners

First Place Richard Charlesworth (University of New Englan)

Runner up Khandis Blake (University of New South Wales)

Audience Choice Vanessa Pirotta (Macquarie University)

Western Australia semi-final winners

First Place Mortaza Rezae (Curtin University)

Runner up James Wong (University of Western Australia)

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