Swinburne Student wins FameLab Regionals

Monday 20 March 2017

Director of British Council Malaysia, Sarah Deverall (left) with FameLab winner David Hong Sheng Wee (right)

In summary

  • David Hong Sheng Wee wins first place at FameLab regionals
  • He will compete in the national-level competition, where the winner will represent Malaysia at the international FameLab competition in the UK

The Sabah-Sarawak leg of the international FameLab competition was held Saturday, on campus. The regional leg consisted of seven participants from Sarawak and one from Sabah. The winner was Swinburne Undergraduate student, David Hong Sheng Wee, who won with his presentation on "Antibiotic Resistance."

He will go on to represent Sarawak at the national-level competition which takes place in Kuala Lumpur on the 6th of May, where the winner will represent Malaysia at the international Famelab competition, held in conjunction with The Times cheltenham Science Festival in the UK in June.

According to judge and Director of British Council Malaysia, Sarah Deverall, "It highlights the importance of communicating better and engaging the public in scientific subjects." She added that the competition aims to enhance the communication skills of the participants and also to look beyond the boundaries of science.

Famelab started in 2005 in UK and went global in 2007.