Celebrating a Culture of Knowledge Transfer and Creativity: The First WiRe Research Video Contest!

Update 21 June 2023: Voting Closed! Thank you to all 849 people who participated ! We hope you enjoyed the videos and learned a new thing or two.

We are currently counting the votes and will be back in a few weeks with the final results. In the meantime, the videos are still available to watch and share!

One of the main pillars of WiRe is research communication – how can the complex research of our fellows be presented in an accessible and understandable way to those outside their field? One of our solutions: the WiRe Research Video! A project that started with the second cohort, under the guidance of the WiRe team, especially Nikolaus Urban, each WiRe Fellow became the scriptwriter, director and producer of a video focused on their research project at WWU.

A lot of time, effort, and creativity went into the making of these videos – for almost all fellows, it served as a first encounter with concepts and tools of video creation! We are delighted to present on our blog for the first time the videos from the previous two WiRe cohorts in a competition format.

The videos were made by fellows from many different research fields, and while it is difficult to compare all the excellent efforts, we’d like to invite you to watch them and let us know which ones you enjoyed the most by casting your vote in the following three categories:

Category 1 // Research Content and Comprehensibility: How well and in depth was the research explained?

Category 2 // Scie-tainment: How well were you entertained?

Category 3 // Vision and design: What do you think of the artistic concept, design and cinematic realisation?

So, without further ado, check out the videos made by WiRe Fellows and get ready to learn something new! Cast your votes for each video until June 21, 2023!

WiRe Research Video Online Voting: Cohort 2022

Dr. Arianna Parnigoni: Fighting Cancer with Hyaluronic Acid

Dr. Judit Bayer: Social Media Plattforms And The Networked Society

Dr. Louise Ruyet: Exploring the 3-D Chemical Space

Dr. Nieves Fuentes-Sanchez: Regulating Emotions with tDCS

Dr. Ruxandra Chira: Unmasking the Secrets of Synthetic Drugs

Dr. Yuchen Chen: Identifying Atoms and Atomic Arrangement Within a Matter

WiRe Research Video Online Voting: Cohort 2021

Dr. Anna Podgorska: Developing Sustainable Solutions for Nitrogen Fertilizers

Dr. Debdatta Ray: Understanding Nanotechnology with Cupcakes

Dr. Julija Vidovic: Jesus Christ, Supercyborg

Dr. Rui Sun: Communicating Through Screens and Psychological Wellbeing

Dr. Louisa Preston: Living Artists’ Bookfairs in the UK