Winds overpower ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ competition

nagendra_uma_260This year’s Dance Your Ph.D competition produced a winner: Uma Nagendra (pictured here) of the University of Georgia, USA, for her dance about some effects of winds on plants:


John Bohannon, who founded and runs the competition, provides details about all the high finishers, in Science magazine. The list of runners-up, with links to each of those videos, appears in that column. This was, I believe, the first year that anyone entered a dance video about mayonnaise. The mayo video, by Saioa Alvarez of the University of the Basque Country, Spain, won in the chemistry category:


I again this year had the delight of being one of the judges. Congratulations to all the entrants, who collectively danced, choreographed, filmed and edited their hearts, lungs, atoms, electrons, and pretty much everything else off, in creating their entries.