Winners of the Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research Video Contest
As part of the Science for Our Nation’s Energy Future: Energy Frontier Research Centers Summit & Forum,the 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) were invited to create short, engaging films that educate, inspire, and entertain an intelligent but not expert audience about the extraordinary science, innovation and people in their centers.
Twenty-six teams took up the challenge, and submitted highly creative and informative videos in a wide range of styles. The Office of Science is pleased to announce the five winning videos:
Special Award: Best with popcorn
Solid-State Solar-Thermal Energy Conversion Center led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The video that received the most votes from the public between April 22, 2011 to 5:00 p.m. EST on May 24th 2011 was given the People’s Choice Award. All the winning videos were shown and the video teams honored on-stage by the judges at the EFRC Summit on May 25th 2011. In addition, two members from each of the winning teams selected by the judges enjoyed a free trip to the EFRC Summit & Forum.
The five winning videos were selected by an illustrious panel of judges that included:
- Paula Apsell, Senior Executive Producer, NOVA, and Director of the WGBH Science Unit
- William Phillips, National Institutes of Standards and Technology Fellow and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
- Ivan Amato, senior communications officer in the Pew Health Group of the Pew Charitable Trusts, and author of the books Stuff: The Materials The World Is Made Of and Super Vision: A New View of Nature.
For more information about the Energy Frontier Research Centers program, visit the official website.