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ME Student won British Council FameLab Contest (Nov 2010)

Mr Kaamil Ur Rahman Mohamed Shibly, a second year Mechanical Engineering student, won the British Council FameLab Contest with his excellent presentation on ‘The Mysteries Of Memory’ at the Hong Kong finals held at the Hong Kong Science Museum on November 20, 2010. He had three minutes to convince judges of his chosen scientific argument on Hippocampus, the key part of the brain responsible for forming new memories – and was judged the best based on the content, clarity and charisma of his presentation. Mr Mohamed Shibly also won the ‘Audience Favourite’ vote. 

Mr Ahmad Grewal, also a mechanical engineering student, was one of the runners-up of the Contest. The University of Hong Kong also won the ‘Best Institution’ prize for fielding the largest number of contestants in the open auditions. This prize is intended for the university or company that sends the most number of contestants to the competition.

The British Council FameLab Contest, where young scientists make presentations to inspire and excite public imagination, is a highlight of this year’s Science Alive organised by the British Council in partnership with the Hong Kong Science Museum and Education Bureau, sponsored by the Croucher Foundation. 

Kaamil Grand Winner
Kaamil Grand Winner

Kaamil Grand Winner and David Foster Executive Director of The Croucher Foundation
Kaamil Grand Winner and David Foster Executive Director of The Croucher Foundation

Ahmad 2nd running up
Ahmad 2nd running up

 

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