Contest call for scientists: ‘The Flame Challenge 2017 — What is Energy?’
Scientist with a gift for communicating technical information to young students are encouraged to enter the “The Flame Challenge 2017 – What is Energy?” contest for a chance to win $1,000 and a trip to New York City to meet Alan Alda.
If you’re a scientist looking for fun ways to practice your communications skills, look no further. The Flame Challenge is an international competition run by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University in which scientists answer a technical question in a clear and entertaining way, specifically geared toward a judging panel of 11-year-olds.
- Learn more about submitting an entry to The Flame Challenge.
- Attend our online Information Session for Scientists on Nov.16, 2016.
For more information and to enter, visit the contest website.
Alan Alda, actor, director and writer, has had a lifelong interest in science. He hosted PBS’ Scientific American Frontiers from 1993 to 2005, an experience he has called “the best thing I ever did in front of a camera.”