May 12, 2016 - May 13, 2016
The top ten out of nearly 100 participants in FameLab USA: Exploring Earth and Beyond met in Washington, DC on May 13, 2016 for the Final competition. It was a tough decision by the judges, but climate scientist Ilissa Ocko of the Environmental Defense Fund was selected as the winner (and was the audience choice as well)! Ed Roberts, an immunologist at UCSF, was chosen as the runner-up.
Ilissa joins the winners of FameLab competitions from nearly 30 other countries all over the world. She will represent the United States in the FameLab International Final on June 9th at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK!