Award-Winning Videos on Antibiotic Resistance

05/14 PDB101 News

The sixth edition of the Video Challenge for High School Students shows how high school students are excellent science communicators. Submitted videos demonstrate tremendous creativity, and used many storytelling approaches to communicate the Mechanisms of Bacterial Resistance to Aminoglycoside Antibiotics.

Our panel of expert judges (Disan Davis (RockEDU Science Outreach, The Rockefeller University), Ella Marushchenko (Ella Maru Studio, Inc.), and Andrew G. McArthur (McMaster University, and the Comprehensive Antibiotic Resistance Database (CARD)) scored the videos based on Quality of Storytelling (20%), Quality of Science Communication (30%), Quality of Public Health Message (10%), Originality and Creativity (20%), Quality of Production (10%), and Proper Accreditation (10%).

The general public voted for the Viewer's Choice Award.

Congratulations to the 2019 Prize Winners

  • First Place: The Criminal Case of the Aminoglycoside Misuser by Brean Bognot and Cayla Tolentino of Mira Mesa High School, San Diego, CA (Team Advisor: Lisa Yoneda)
  • Second Place: New Arms Race Aminoglycoside Antibiotics by Anvi Surapaneni and Vivian Hir of The Quarry Lane School, Dublin, CA (Team Advisor: Alina Hamm)
  • Third Place: The Three Little Bacteria and the Big Bad Tobramycin by Carlos Hernandez, Jeff Huang, and Shamir Sheikh of Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY (Team Advisor: Gilbert Papagayo)
  • Viewer's Choice: Mechanisms of Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Resistance by Charumathi Badrinath of Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY (Team Advisor: Jennifer Doran)

All submitted videos can be seen online.

Many thanks to the expert judges, students, teachers, parents, and voters who made this exciting competition happen!

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