Earlier this year, I visited my alma mater, Tufts University, to talk about science communication. While on campus, my terrific former advisor, Colin Orians, mentioned giving his students an unusual assignment last Fall: To create videos using open-source materials that described a current topic in environmental biology. I’m extremely impressed by what they accomplished and will be highlighting some of the best projects here over the coming weeks. The first video deals with antibiotic resistance.
Researched, written, designed, and produced by Alexa Rosenthal, Marnie Kingsley, Sarah Lockwood, and Rosario Dominguez.
Students integrated images, narrative and music with the goal of using knowledge gained within the course to become teachers to other students and the general public. The students in the course rose to the occasion and produced exceptional work that is creative, intuitive, and educational. At the end of the semester, a panel gathered to assess the outcome of student efforts and the top eight films were selected.