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NPB Major Vlog Contest

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Attention NPB Majors!


Are you currently conducting/assisting in research in a lab? Then this opportunity is for you! The Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior is pleased to announce its first ever:


NPB Video Blog (Vlog) Contest!


Mission: Create a 3-minute (max!) YouTube video about your research experience! What are you researching? Why is it important? What have you learned/will you learn? How do you think this experience will help you in your future endeavors? Etc. Show us your lab! Your research tools! Your data! Give us a sense of what it looks like to actually work in a lab as an undergraduate! Have fun with it (but be safe and follow the rules of your lab, including donning proper PPE equipment. Also, make sure you have the permission of your PI to do this!) You can use your phone to record or get as fancy as you like! Your intended audience to keep in mind during production should be fellow undergrads of all majors and the broader public in general.


Eligibility: To enter, you must be:

  • a current undergraduate student at UC Davis majoring in NPB
  • participating in research related to your major within a lab at or associated with UC Davis


Deadline to Submit: June 1st, 2018, by midnight, PST. Upload your video to YouTube. Fill out a submission form and include the link to your YouTube video. Note: make sure your video is not set to “Private” or the judges won’t be able to view it!


Judging: The panel of judges will consist of Dr. Rebecca Calisi Rodríguez (Faculty in NPB and NPB Vlog Contest creator), professional science communicators David Slipher and Gregg Watry (Director of Marketing and Communications and Head Science Writer, respectively, for UC Davis College of Biological Sciences), and a member of the general public (To Be Decided). Judging criteria will include how well a student communicates their research experience overall, how well visuals are incorporated to support their message, quality of production, originality, and creativity. The winner will be announced at the end of spring Quarter, 2018!