1. FameLab Astrobiology…and the Winner Is…

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    Join us in congratulating Brendan Mullan from Pennsylvania State University on winning the 2012 FameLab Astrobiology competition! The Finals were held on Monday, April 16th during the Astrobiology Science Conference in Atlanta, GA. The judges selected one winner from among the 11 finalists, whose presentations can all be seen here. Brendan joins the winners of FameLab competitions from all over the world this June in the UK, and will represent the United States in the FameLab International Final event!

    FameLab was set up in 2005 by Cheltenham Festivals in partnership with the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) to find and nurture UK scientists and engineers with a flair for communicating with public audiences. Since 2007, thanks to a partnership with the British Council, FameLab competitions were heldacross Europe, Asia, and Africa. In 2012, FameLab has been held in 20 countries worldwide. Their partnership with NASA has brought FameLab to North America for the first time!

    Source: [NASA]