For the third year in a row, the RCSB PDB invited high school students to create short videos that tell a molecular story. This year's challenge focused on sugar metabolism and its complications leading to diabetes. The 82 challenge entries available online show a wide variety of topics with many creative story-telling approaches.
Our panel of expert judges scored the videos based on scientific content (40%), creativity (20%), overall impact (10%), originality of concept (10%), entertainment value (10%), and production quality (10%). In addition, the viewers were invited to vote for the Viewer's Choice Award.
Many thanks to the expert scientists, students, teachers, parents, judges, and voters who made this exciting competition happen!
By Alexis D'Souza, Sruthi Katakam, and Nithilam Subbaian of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in Princeton Junction, NJ (Team Advisor: Matthew Foret)
By Gabby Stryker and Posy Stoller from La Jolla Country Day School, LaJolla, CA (Team Advisor: Susan Domanico)
By Alice Liu, Shayan Gupta, and Himali Patel of East Brunswick High School in East Brunswick, NJ (Team Advisor: Anne Sanelli)
By Amber Figueroa, Kimberly Gardner, Shane Meledathu, and Emily Payamps of McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, NJ (Team Advisor: Chumki Gupta)
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