Lightning Talks Contest #BlackInSciCommWeek 2020

Are you a high-school, undergraduate, graduate student/postdoc and want:

… to practice describing your research or a scientific concept to your friends and family?
… to generate awareness or a public call-to-action about a topic you’re passionate about?
… to persuade a broader audience why scientific research should be supported?

This is a great opportunity for you! Challenge yourself to explain a STEM topic to a non-scientific audience in two minutes or less!

Due Date:
Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at 11:59pm ET.
Voting: The judges and the audience will be able to view and vote on the submissions from Sunday, October 4th to Saturday, October 10th at 9am ET. Votes will be counted as the number of “likes” on a particular video.
What to Submit: Participants may submit videos for the lightning talks competition. The videos should be in English or have English subtitles and preferably be submitted in a .mp4 format accompanied by a short synopsis describing the video (max: 150 words). Must explain a STEM topic to a non-scientific audience in two minutes or less.

On Saturday, October 10th at 5pm ET, the winners will be announced at the public outreach event! A Q&A session will follow.
Prizes: There are three categories of participants: high-school, undergraduate, and graduate/postdoc. Audience will select a $100 first prize winner in each category. An honorable mention will be selected by judges in each category. A $500 grand prize will be awarded to one participant.