NSF IGERT Online Video and Poster Competition Featured in Scientific American, Nature, RedOrbit Articles

May 31, 2013

The 2013 National Science Foundation IGERT Online Video and Poster Competitionwas featured in three different articles appearing in Scientific AmericanNature, and on RedOrbit respectively. The publically-accessible competition ran from May 21-24, 2013 and included video and poster submissions from 119 graduate student teams in NSF IGERT programs across the country. The 119 video and poster submissions highlighted cutting-edge student research in fields spanning nanotechnology, computer science, biology, and physics.

“Sharing Science Research in the Age of Social Media” by Kacy Karlen ran onScientific American’s Guest Blog, and highlighted the successes of IGERT students learning to create video content and use social networks to communicate science during the course of the 2012 Competition. Also, a question and answer session with Karlen detailing how the IGERT project team and graduate students used social media for science outreach appeared on Nature’s SpotOn—a series covering science policy, outreach, and tools.

In addition, Brett Smith authored “IGERT’s 2013 Video and Poster Competition Kicks Off” for RedOrbit, announcing the competition. RedOrbit.com is a premier online destination for space, science, health and technology news.

To view the 25 winners, or browse the 119 video and poster submissions, visit:www.posterhall.org/igert2013.

Kacy Karlen is the former Web and Social Media Manager at TERC. Her articles and interviews have appeared in SEEN Magazine,NatureScientific AmericanEducation News, and more.