'Anyone can be a (mad) scientist' and other College of Science video competition winners announced

Students take home cash prizes for short videos depicting life as science students in annual competition.

'Anyone can be a (mad) scientist' and other College of Science video competition winners announced

Students take home cash prizes for short videos depicting life as science students in annual competition.

The College of Science is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 annual video competition. The competition is open to all College of Science students and winners receive cash prizes. This year’s themes were:

  • Live a life of discovery
  • The science of everyday life
  • Science for all
  • Breaking barriers: diversity in science
  • Science saves the world

Each year, prizes are awarded for first, second and third place. With a large number of submissions this year, many of which impressed the student judges, the College of Science decided to also award two honorable mentions.

First place: 'Anyone can be a (mad) scientist' by Talaya Flicop

The first-place winner featured in the header of this article was made by first-year undergraduate psychology student, Talaya Flicop. The video pairs stunning animations with a clever storyline to convey a simple point—science is for all who want to pursue it!

Second place: 'Science for everyone' by Jazzel Radaza

Jazzel Radaza, first-year Computer Science and Engineering major, took home second place with her video 'Science for everyone'. The animated short is a fun exploration of all the paths one can take as a scientist that lead to a life of curiosity and individuality.

Third place: 'Professor Know It All' by Alexander Lemmon, Jake Scioli, Brian Kempe, and Alex Totty

The third-place winner titled "Professor Know It All" by College of Science LLC students Alexander Lemmon, Jake Scioli, Brian Kempe, and Alex Totty takes a witty look at some of the challenges science students faced in 2020. The skit is full of humor and, of course, science!

Honorable Mention: 'A day in the life of science' by DiDiAlice Coker

With so many impressive submissions in 2020, two honorable mentions were added to the list of awardees. The first, 'A day in the life of science' by DidiAlice Coker, explores all the ways we interact with science on a daily basis, from the air you breathe to the alarm that wakes you up in the morning.

Honorable Mention: 'Why science matters' by Isabella Escovar

The second honorable mention, 'Why science matters', was created by first-year neuroscience major Isabella Escovar. The video is a mini-documentary exploring the life of Isabella's brother Mateo who has Cerebral Palsy (CP). Isabella shows how the doctors and neurologists who manage his care and the research being done on CP have given Mateo the chance to live a better, more comfortable life.

The College of Science video competition occurs annually each Fall. To learn more and submit next year, visit the College of Science video competition website.

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