Graduate Student Three-Minute Video Competition - Western Section, American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS)
PURPOSE: To provide graduate students with an opportunity to develop oral communication skills to explain scientific research to a general audience.
ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS: Graduate students must be current members of WSASAS. Students may compete in the WSASAS Graduate Student Three-Minute Video Competition as many times as they desire during their MS and PhD programs.
- Presentations must be three minutes or less. Videos over three minutes will be disqualified.
- One prop or static image may be used to supplement the presentation.
- Participants can present on a thesis, dissertation, or other substantial research project.
- Extended: Deadline for video submission is May 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST.
- Avoid using technical jargon.
- Presentation should convey a positive image on animal industry.
- IMPORTANT: After creation of the video, students should contact Kacie McCarthy (email@example.com) or Kathryn Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain information for video upload and submission, and to submit the signed release form(s).
AWARDS: Contestants are encouraged to attend the WSASAS Awards Banquet. WSASAS will cover banquet fees for Three-Minute Video Competition winners. First, second, and third place winners will receive a cash award at the banquet and their video submissions will be presented at that time. Winning participants’ videos will be available on the WSASAS website.
JUDGING: Videos will be scored by three judges. A score sheet linked below.
EXAMPLES/TIPS: The following links are good examples videos from a similar competition.
- Matthew Crouse – “Effects of Maternal Nutrition on Fructose, Glucose and Cationic Amino Acid Transporter Expression in Bovine Utero-placental Tissues from Days 16 to 50 of Gestation”
- Sharon Savage – “Battle of the Brain”
- Farnaz Fouladi - “The Role of the Gut Bacteria in Sustained Weight Loss Surgery”