WILDLIFE conservation lecturer Dr Joanna Bagniewska has won a top award in the international final of a science communication competition.
Joanna, of Nottingham Trent University, won the International Alumni Award at the FameLab 2014 International Final for her talk on ‘bomber bees’, which explored how honeybees can be used to detect explosives and drugs.
FameLab International challenges researchers to present a topic to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes and is judged on content, clarity and charisma. The prize won by Joanna was voted for by FameLab alumni from previous years.
Joanna reached the international rounds after winning the national final in her native Poland.
She said: “I feel very proud of this award and am extremely pleased to have got as far as I did. The standard of the competitors was very high, so I did not expect to win an award, especially not such a prestigious one.”