Students encouraged to participate in Science Coalition’s video challenge; deadline is Oct. 18 

The Science Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research universities, is hosting its third annual video challenge in which students are encouraged to create videos highlighting the importance of scientific research. 

Graduate and undergraduate students can submit a 60 to 90-second video. Submissions will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 18. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three graduate and undergraduate winners. 

To learn more or to submit your video, visit the Science Coalition website. 

Marquette has had success in the competition. In 2019, Alissa Wuorinen, then an undergraduate in biomedical sciences in the College of Health Sciences, received an award from The Science Coalition for her second-place finish. 

Wuorinen’s video submission highlighted her work as an undergraduate researcher. She answered the contest’s question: “Why is continued federal support for fundamental research critical to our nation’s future?” 

“In science, every experiment we run helps bring us closer to finding the answers we need to improve human health,” Wuorinen said. “With the continued support from federal funding, the time for discovery never has to stop.”