2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Science in Video

Science in Video (SciVid) seeks scientists to develop high-impact two-minute videos to generate a broader interest in materials science while competing for recognition and prizes. We seek videos that can teach, explain, amaze, amuse or fascinate! The only thing the video shouldn’t do is sell or promote a commercial product, facility or service.

The Science in Video competition is held every fall with winners announced annually during the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston. MRS membership or Meeting attendance is not required to participate.

2019 Winners

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Front Row (L-R): Taryn Fuhrman (MilliporeSigma), Second Place: Naila Al for Joy (Hsin-Yun) Chao, People’s Choice: Anshika Goel, Honorable Mention: Luizetta Navrazhnykh Elliott.

Back Row: Stephen Aldersley (Goodfellow), Babak Anasori (IUPUI, SciVid organizer), First Place: Bilen Akuzum, Third Place: Shefford Baker for Karl Ashkar.

Finalist Playlist

First Place:  Go with the Flow:  Electrodes of the Future

Produced by Bilen Akuzum, Simge Uzun, Yury Gogotsi, E. Caglan Kumbur, Drexel University 

Second Place:  ConTEMplating Atomic Resolution

Produced by Joy (Hsin-Yun) Chao, Zoey Warecki, University of Maryland - College Park, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Third Place:  Lenses of the Future

Produced by Karl Ashkar, Caleb Harden, Cornell University

People’s Choice Award:  Lithium-ion batteries (Coin cells) in making

Produced by Anshika Goel and Marc F. Hidalgo, Chetan S. Pawar Sr., Binghamton University (M.S. Whittingham group), Adobe Systems

Honorable Mention:  Tiny medical devices with shape memory polymers

Produced by Luizetta Navrazhnykh Elliott, Erika Salzman, Julia R. Greer, Rasa Pictures, California Institute of Technology

Videos are judged by a panel of leading science video production, communication and art professionals to determine finalists and winners. Entries will be judged based on creativity, inspiration of videos and adherence to video criteria for this competition.
Submissions for the 2020 Science in Video Competition will be accepted starting September 1, 2020.


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A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Materials Research Society Foundation


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