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Carleton Students in Top 40 of Science, Action! Video Contest

By Emily Bolton

Three Carleton University graduate students in the Faculty of Science are competing in the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Science Action video contest.

William Twardek and Jacqueline Chapman conduct research in Steven Cooke’s Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab, while Nicole Filipow researches in Alex Wong’s Experimental Molecular Evolution Lab.

The students each submitted a 60-second video and a 100-word summary to NSERC, explaining their research in an informative, creative and easy-to-understand way.

Science Action Contestants Evaluated for Clarity and Creativity

After making it into the Top 40, the Carleton students’ videos have been shared on the NSERCTube YouTube channel. The 25 most viewed videos will advance to the judging panel, which will choose the final fifteen cash prize winners. The judges will then narrow contestants down to six final winners, evaluated on the clarity, creativity and technical quality of their submissions.

Support these exceptional students by viewing and sharing their videos, and learn about the great research conducted at Carleton. Voting remains open until Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Finalists will be announced by April 5.

All entered videos can be found on NSERC’s Science’ Action! website.