2021 SciComm Contest Winners

Meet the winners of our first annual SciComm contest!

SCONC’s first-ever SciComm Contest winners have been chosen by three judges: Jennifer Cox, Lindsay Key and Michelle Jewell.

Please join us at our Awards Soiree – “The SCONCies” – to congratulate our winners and their excellent science communication work!

JOURNALISM DIVISION WINNERS

FIRST PLACE:

Meredith Schmel: Scientists Put Visions of Letters in Blind People’s Brains

SECOND PLACE:

Julie Leibach: Blood Draw at the Horseshoe Coral

THIRD PLACE (tied):

Jordan Anderson :Science and Hip Hop: Using Music to Communicate Science

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Dave Shaw – The Greatest Show on the East Coast

HONORABLE MENTION: 

Joshua Jordan – Mapping Inequality

INSTITUTIONAL DIVISION WINNERS

FIRST PLACE:

Alyssa LaFaro – The Head and the Heart

SECOND PLACE:

Megan Skrip – Taking Research with Drones to New Heights

THIRD PLACE:

Ken Kingery – WWI Helmets Protect Against Shock Waves Just as Well as Modern Designs

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

Matt Shipman – The Microbial Life of Sourdough

&

Tracey Peake – Is Your Dog Really Happy You’re Home?

AWARDS CEREMONY

Join us at the SCONCies Award Soiree (in person or via Facebook Video) to salute our winners and rub noses with some vaccinated fellow SCONCs.

The ceremony will take place at the NC Biotech Center in Research Triangle Park on Thursday, August 5th from 6-8pm. 

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