Stacy Jannis

By Stacy JannisKavli Science Video Contest Manager The Kavli Science in Fiction Video Contest challenges Gr 6-12 students to examine the science in fiction, including science fiction movies, TV shows, and games. Our contest advisors include science educators , scientists, and Hollywood scifi visual effects experts. Follow #SciInSciFi on twitter to for contest updates.  Dr. Joanne Budzien is an Assistant Professor of Physics at MacMurray College. Dr. Budzien's research is in materials science simulation and she has been at Frostburg State University, the New Mexico Institute of Mining and…
By Stacy Jannis Connecting bright young minds with the tools and techniques they need today is the first step towards developing our work force tomorrow. Businesses and government have issued a challenge to educators to help this next generation acquire the creative high-performance STEM skills they need to better transform the world. The evolution of learning technologies, combined with new frameworks for learning standards, will help equip and propel our students forward towards this goal. So how could our "Science in Fiction" video contest help students practice and refine these much…
ENTRY: HOW PHYSICS AFFECTS BASKETBALL What are your ages? Yanqi Chen-15, Brandon King-15, Weiyuan Tian-17, Sean Sarve-18, Alex Taylor-18 Where do you go to school? Central York High School in York,PA What are your favorite subjects? Yanqi Chen- Mathematics and Science (specifically Chemistry and Physics), Brandon King- Science (Chemistry), Weiyuan Tian- Mathematics (Integral Calculus), Sean Sarve- Science and Psychology, Alex Taylor- Music What inspired you to make this video? There is a saying that necessity is the mother of invention. It was our shared belief that it's times like these…
Entry: The Appliance of Science Michael McRoskey What is your age? 14 Where do you go to school? Saint Augustine HS in San Diego. I did the video while I was a student at Saint James Academy in Solana Beach, Ca. What is your favorite subject(s)? Math What do you plan to study in college? Computer engineering or computer science Can you tell us what inspired you to make this video? I found inspiration for this video from my science teacher, who had always made science fun and encouraged me to find science in everything after our weekly "Science in the News" assignments. Anything else…
Here is one of our top 10 Kavli Video Contest Finalists! ( L to R) Kelsey Good, Katie Mark, Emily Pence(L to R) Katie Mark, Ashley Brown, Kelsey Good, Gabriella Gunawan What are your ages? Kelsey Good-15, Katie Mark-15, Emily Pence-16, Ashley Brown-16, Gabriella Gunawan-15 Where do you go to school? Holton-Arms in Bethesda, MD About our team: We were in the 7th period Engineering class last year! As a group we are quite diverse. One aspect that holds true to all five of our lives is a love of sports, some of which include; ice hockey, field hockey, golf,…
You voted...We listened! Check out the Kavli Video Contest People's Choice Award ENTRY: COLORAMA!! Sherry Chen (r) and Emily Forster (l) What are your ages? Sherry Chen-16, Emily Forster-15 Where do you go to school? Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD What are your favorite subjects? Sherry Chen- Programming , Mathematics Emily Forster- Mathematics and Science What do you plan to study in college? Sherry Chen- Double Major in Finance and IT Emily Forster-Mathematics and Biology Can you tell us what inspired you to make this video? Sherry Chen- I love chemical reactions and…
Are your students inspired about science, engineering, and cool classroom technology? Can they show and tell the world why? If so, encourage them to enter the USA Science & Engineering Festival Kavli Science Video Contest and they could win a trip to Washington, D.C. for the Festival Expo! Other cool prizes include electronics gift certificates or tickets for a VIP event to meet the Mythbusters! To enter, students create a short video that explores the question: "Why is Science Cool?" Videos might explore a scientific concept; show the wonders of nature; give a glimpse into the future;…
Inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers in your ActivClassroom by encouraging students to participate in the first USA Science & Engineering Festival, held October 10-24, 2010. The festival creates a new model for celebrating science and engineering across the country. Two weeks of science events across Virgina, Maryland and Washington, D.C. lead up to a two-day Expo on the National Mall October 23-24, 2010. More than 400 of the nation's leading science and engineering organizations are already part of the festival, hosted by Lockheed Martin. The Expo will help families…
Stacy Jannis, who has been working tirelessly for the Festival to get the Kavli Science Video Contest up and running, was recently honored by AAAS and the National Science Foundation 2009 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge for her video "Inside the Brain: Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer's Disease", which she produced for the National Institute on Aging. See her video here. Learn more about the annual challenge here. Congratulations to Stacy! Check out more of her amazing work . ~~written by Ruth Kiefer