Winners of the MRSEC Educational Video Competition Announced

The winners of the Wisconsin MRSEC Educational Video Competition have been announced. There were two videos awarded in this competition:

  • The winner of the Most Engaging Video is Thin Film Fun” by the Ediger Group (Megan Tracy, Enran Xing, Benjamin James Kasting, Yejung Lee, Marie Fiori, and Mark Ediger).
  • The winner for Most Informative Video is Determining Distances with Diffraction” by Tesia Janicki and Carl Ardissono.

“First, we would like to thank everyone who submitted videos for the competition,” said Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel, MRSEC Education Director. “All the videos we received, and those still in the works, are a testament to our center’s commitment to bring research to the public.”

The competition was hosted to promote online science and engineering outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic where the majority of students were receiving science enrichment at home. Videos being sought included at-home activities, interviews, lab tours, introductions of instrumentation, and demonstrations of experiments.

All of the videos created as part of this project are hosted on the MRSEC YouTube channel as part of MRSEC’s At-Home Science video series (

All of the people involved in creating the winning videos will receive an award certificate and a MRSEC sweatshirt.