Each summer, I teach a course through Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology for our training grant students in science communication. The course, Science Communication for Scientists and Engineers: Video News Release (EN.670.609), teaches students methods for communicating their research to a nontechnical audience. Topics covered include conveying your research in 60 seconds, scripting, story boarding and video camera filming and techniques.
Martin Rietveld, INBT’s web and animation director, and the staff at the Digital Media Center on the Homewood campus, also play an integral part in this short summer workshop. The class meets four times for lecture and discussion, where they are shown many science videos and discuss case studies on what works in communicating technical information to a lay audience. They visit the DMC and INBT’s animation studio. The student groups then have approximately five weeks to work independently on their projects. At the end of the course, students show their completed videos at the INBT film festival.
This year the film festival was held on July 23 with nearly 50 people in attendance. We had 12 filmmakers split into three groups of four students. The topics and teams and resulting videos follow. Enjoy!
Ivie Aifuwa, chemical and biomolecular engineering, Denis Wirtz Lab
Moriah Knight, materials science, Peter Searson Lab
Christopher Saeui, biomedical engineering, Kevin Yarema Lab
Zinnia Xu, biomedical engineering, Peter Searson Lab
Prasenjit Bose, physics, Daniel Reich Lab
Sarah Friedrich, biomedical engineering, Jeff Wang Lab
Erin Gallagher, materials science and engineering, Peter Searson Lab
Yu Shi, physics, Daniel Reich Lab
In Vitro Models for Testing Drug Delivery
Max Bogorad, materials science and engineering, Peter Searson Lab
Alex Komin. materials science and engineering, Peter Searson Lab
Luisa Russell, materials science and engineering, Peter Searson Lab
Bin Sheng Wong, chemical and biomolecular engineering, Konstantinos Konstantopoulos Lab
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