Students share their science—MESA 3-min video competition

Students share their science—MESA 3-min video competition

This year the MacDiarmid Emerging Students Association (MESA) challenged MacDiarmid students and researchers to produce a three minute long video clip presenting their research to the general public (on a level that could be enjoyed and understood by a curious teenager). The panel of judges—–Toby Manhire (The Spinoff), Peter Griffin and Dacia Herbulock (Science Media Centre) and Nicola Gaston—reviewed the videos.

These slides are taken from Hannah Davidson’s (University of Otago) winning video, for what the judges said was a “wonderfully creative and accessible approach to a challenging topic. We especially appreciated the clear connections drawn to daily life, the personality of the scientist being allowed to shine through and how she has shown how her small piece of the puzzle fits in the broader context of the research and its aims.”