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Call for Submissions: Science Action video program

Call for Submissions: Science Action video program

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013

Calling all future scientists and engineers, artists, writers and filmmakers: Take up a camera and show in a new way how science touches our daily lives!

Science Action is a new project in the Princeton Writing Program, inviting undergraduate students, graduate students and post-docs to participate in groups of 4-5 to write, film & edit a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that explains one science or engineering topic and its relevance to the larger themes of Climate Science, Fusion Physics, or Engineering Principles.

Science Action is open to anyone with an enthusiasm for communicating about science. No expertise in science topics or film production required. We'll teach you everything you need to know!

Science Action lets you:
* Bring together your interests in science, communications, the arts and the environment.
* Work in interdisciplinary groups and learn to shoot & edit film in formal workshops. 
* Tell a science short story in 5 minutes or less, in your own words. 

All scientifically vetted videos will be posted to the Science Action website for viewing by a global audience. All sponsored videos will compete in the SA1 Awards Ceremony at the end of Spring term. 1st & 2nd place prizes and a special disciplinary recognition will be awarded.

Step beyond your classroom and lab to explore scientific mysteries on your own terms, and become an informal ambassador of Princeton education to the world.

The Kick-off Orientation Meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6-8PM (sign up at the SA website for details).

* Science Action is sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program, Writing in Science and Engineering, the Princeton Environmental Institute, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Cooperative Institute for Climate Science, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and the Keller Center.