The “Dance Your Ph.D.” Contest
* * Congratulations to the 2014 winner, Uma Nagendra! * *
The dreaded question. “So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?” You take a deep breath and launch into the explanation. People’s eyes begin to glaze over…
At times like these, don’t you wish you could just turn to the nearest computer and show people an online video of your Ph.D. thesis interpreted in dance form?
Now you can. And while you’re at it, you can win $1000 and a free trip to California, achieve immortal geek fame on the Internet, and be recognized by Science for your effort.
Grand prize: The cash prizes are the same as last year ($500 for each category and an additional $500 for the overall winner). The grand prize winner also gets a free trip to Stanford University in spring 2015 (travel and hotel covered by Highwire Press) to screen your PhD dance.
How to enter:
A cash prize goes to the best Ph.D. dance in each category:
PHYSICS — $500
CHEMISTRY — $500
BIOLOGY — $500
SOCIAL SCIENCES — $500
And the ultimate prize?
BEST PH.D. DANCE OF 2014 — An additional $500 plus a trip to Stanford University in spring 2015 to screen your PhD dance.
Submission deadline: * * * Monday Sep 29 at 11:59 EST * * *
Those are the basics. Here’s the fine print.
Looking for the dances from last year’s contest? They live here now.