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IGERT Online Video Competition Offers Public View Of Scientific Research And Its Promise For A Better Future

May 22-25 .  The Public Choice Award is one of 25 IGERT Video Competition awards given this week in recognition of outstanding work in the communication of scientific research.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. May 21, 2012 2012 IGERT Online Video and Poster Competition

Joni Falk

This year, there are 114 video and poster submissions that visitors can sort by topic, state, or university. They will see investigations into how to improve renewable energy; a demonstration of electric car technology designed specifically for commuters; the development of a robotic arm controlled by visual movement; experiments to isolate a gene for susceptibility to schizophrenia; and a study of how computers might be taught to recognize human emotion, among many others. Says Falk, "The Internet and social media now provide a means for the public to get a glimpse at the amazing research and discoveries taking place in interdisciplinary graduate programs across the country."


About and the 2012 Poster Competition were developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF/DGE 08-34992).  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed on are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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