Science Communication Lab/iBiology is committed to producing high quality science content for undergraduate biology education. To that end, we would like to hear from you how we’re doing. Below we have curated a short list of three videos that are largely representative of the new generation of short films we are producing for both educational and public audiences.
Could you watch one or more of the following short films, and let us know what you think in a short survey (5-10 min) immediately afterwards?
Your feedback helps inform future directions, allowing us to make content more suitable for you and your classroom needs. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and other funding agencies.
The Most Beautiful Experiment: Meselson & Stahl:
In this short film, Matt Meselson and Frank Stahl share how they devised the groundbreaking experiment that proved semi-conservative DNA replication, what it was like to see the results for the first time, and how it felt to be at the forefront of molecular biology research in the 1950s. This film celebrates a lifelong friendship, a shared love of science, and the serendipity that can lead to foundational discoveries about the living world.
Finding Faith in Science: Tshaka Cunningham:
Tshaka Cunningham, Ph.D., is a molecular biologist and a Black man of faith. In this short film, Cunningham describes how his personal and professional identities unite to help him promote community health through personal genomics.
What Happened After the Redwoods Burned: Fire Among Giants
The ancient redwoods of California’s Big Basin State Park have witnessed centuries of change, and now they will stand sentinel over a landscape forced to rebound in a rapidly warming climate. Fire is a force for destruction, but also of rebirth. Three scientists with distinct perspectives, including one indigenous cultural practitioner, give us a provocative and intimate look at a forest in the wake of the most destructive inferno on record.