PROTECT Trainees Awarded in SRP’s Scientific Short Video Challenge

Oct 27, 2022 | PROTECT Team, PROTECT Trainees, Training Core

PROTECT is excited to announce that each of the three videos submitted by PROTECT trainees to this summer’s SRP Scientific Short Video Challenge was awarded! Community Engagement Core (CEC) trainee Nobel Hernández came in first place overall, Ricardo Berrios and fellow Project 3 trainees came in third place overall, and Fahad Ehsan and Project 4 trainees were awarded third place for creativity.

SRP launched the Short Video Challenge this summer with the aim of learning more about the work trainees across SRP centers do in a creative way. Videos were judged on message content, organization, and creativity.

Nobel, who came in first for the overall competition, created an original song and lyrics that talked about his community engagement work to inform and educate others about environmental contamination threats. His video showed him talking to community members about PROTECT research and handing out educational resources.

Ricardo and fellow Project 3 trainees at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez came in third overall. The trainees used a “Bomba”, which is Puerto Rico’s first native music, to describe the different steps they take to research the fate and transport of contaminants in Karst systems. Members sang and explained that they take water samples, test for phthalates and pesticides, and process data to create predictive models.

Fahad and Project 4 trainees Patrick Compton and Stephanie Sarrouf placed third for creativity. In the video, Patrick and Stephanie bring in viewers to the lab to show the water remediation technology they work on. The device could be seen producing hydroxyl radicals to clean water, which was demonstrated in the video as turning water from yellow to transparent.

All videos can be found on PROTECT’s YouTube channel. Congratulations to all our trainees who participated in this challenge for doing so well! We continue to be impressed with both your knowledge and creativity!