3.11 The three-minute video challenge – Annual Report 2017

This year MESA again challenged MacDiarmid students and researchers to produce a three- minute 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 were Toby Manhire (The Spinoff); Dacia Herbulock (Science Media Centre); and MacDiarmid Principal Investigator and University of Auckland Senior Lecturer Dr Geoff Willmott.

Canterbury PhD student Alexandra McNeill won first prize for her video, Zinc Oxide: Making the Most of a Sticky Situation. The judges described it as clear, lucid and engaging, offering people a new perspective on the science.