This 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: [vimeo]107412178[/vimeo] 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 […]
The Dance Your Dissertation competition announced its new winners. John Bohannon, who created and oversees the event, gives details at the Science Now web site. The grand winner is: Cedric Tan, a biologist at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, who finished his Ph.D. there last year with a thesis titled “Sperm competition between […]
“The essence of my computational-acoustics dissertation can be boiled down to trying to teach a computer to hear percussion in music like a human. Having a human, Alain Rouvez, teach a robot, Shiny Robot, how to dance seemed like the perfect metaphor,” writes Anderson Mills in describing the video he submitted to the most recent […]
The dance video “Microstructure-Property relationships in Ti2448 components produced by Selective Laser Melting: A Love Story” won the grand prize in the 2011 Dance Your Dissertation Contest. Joel Miller of the University of Western Australia did the dissertation, and the dance. The music is “Mischa” by the Perth indi-electropop band The Transients. Here’s the video: [vimeo]30299036[/vimeo] [DISCLOSURE: Several of […]
Just as — and yet completely unlike the way — you’ll not see anything quite like the bee dance created and performed by Michael Smith, you’ll not see anything to match this dance video by Cedric Tan. He made the video, called “Smell mediated response to relatedness of potential mates“, and entered it into the 2011 Dance Your […]
You’ll not see anything quite like the bee dance created and performed by Michael Smith. Smith made this video and entered it into the 2011 Dance Your Dissertation competition: [vimeo]29611383[/vimeo] Here’s how he describes the action: In this dance, we see the first bee emerging from a trunk (her hive), and adopting a guarding stance. […]
After zoooology [mentioned here earlier today] comes chemstry. This master of science dissertation is revealing: “Improving student comprehension in chemstry laboratories“, Tracy Lynn Haroff, M.S., Michigan State University, 2006, 110 pages; AAT 1438107.
The most salient video entered in this year’s Dance Your Dissertation contest is based on Keith A. Massey‘s Ph.D. dissertation: ‘The concord of collective nouns and verbs in Biblical Hebrew: A controlled study’, 1998, University of Wisconsin. BONUS: Keith Massey also wrote the book Intermediate Arabic for Dummies.