We want to know your STEM Story!
Display your passion and creativity for science in a short video. We’re looking for videos to talk about your STEM story. The videos should come across as engaging, entertaining, and innovative. The best videos will be creative and insightful about your relationship with STEM. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!
This year we’re trying something new along with a thematic shift and switching to a PechaKucha-inspired, 20×20 format. Your video should be split into roughly twenty segments which each segment approximately twenty seconds. This isn’t a strict guideline as we want to encourage experimentation and creativity but keep that in mind as you develop your presentations. There are plenty of traditional PechaKucha examples on PechaKucha.com and you can see multiple examples, like this one, on YouTube.
AAAS seeks to invite all university-level students participating in NSF Human Resources and Development (HRD) Programs to submit a video. This includes but is not limited to: undergraduate and graduate students conducting research that also participate in the NSF HRD, REU, and/or Engineering Directorate Programs. Participants may enter as a team of students as or as an individual.
Submissions must adhere to the following criteria to be considered:
- Length: Videos should make an attempt to follow the PechaKucha format consisting of twenty, 20-second, segments with an approximately total length of seven minutes.
- Content requirements:
- Videos should focus on one’s relationship with STEM, their progress in their STEM career, or another related facet of their “STEM Story.”
- Visuals must be tied to preceding concept.
- Accessibility: Videos must have closed captioning.
- Distribution: Videos must be uploaded to either YouTube or Vimeo.
How to Enter?
Upload your video to your choice of YouTube or Vimeo. Then visit https://emerging-researchers.org/ern2020-video-entry/ to fill out and submit the entry form by the September 20th deadline.
Three finalists will be selected based on three parameters: quality of narrative, artistic merit (e.g. visual appeal or creativity), and presentation skill. From there, the finalists will be screened at the ERN 2020 Conference where the winner announcements will be made.
All three finalists will receive a complimentary 1-year AAAS student membership. Up to three participants from each winning group will receive a travel award for the ERN 2020 Conference. In each of the two categories there will be a cash prize of $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $150 for third place.
Rules and Disclaimer
The full rules and disclaimer can be found here: https://emerging-researchers.org/ern2020-video-rules/