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2018 RCSB PDB Video Challenge for High School Students

Mechanisms of Bacterial Resistance
to Beta-lactam Antibiotics


2018 Video Challenge Awards

Many thanks to all students who submitted videos in this year’s challenge and the teachers who advised them along the way. The challenge entries (available online) demonstrate many creative storytelling approaches and techniques in communicating science.

Our panel of expert judges scored the videos based on Quality of Storytelling (20%), Quality of Science Communication (30%), Quality of Public Health Message (10%), Originality and Creativity (20%), Quality of Production (10%), and Proper Accreditation (10%).

In addition, the general public voted for the Viewer's Choice Award.

Many thanks to the judges, students, teachers, parents, and voters who made this exciting competition happen!


Congratulations to the 2018 Winners:

Judge's Award First Place
Beta-Lactam Resistance: The Pandemic of Tomorrow

By Chelsea Okocha, Serena Wang, and Angela Song of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, West Windsor, NJ
Team Advisor: Karel Marshall

Judge's Award Second Place
Toby the Superbug: Origin Story

By Chris Boodram, Michelle Li, and Leia Park of Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
Team Advisor: Gilbert Papagayo

Judge's Award Third Place
Resistance to Beta-lactam Antibiotics in Bacteria

By Vanessa Lu, William Dang, Ethan Du, and Jason Le of Mira Mesa High School, San Diego, CA
Team Advisor: Lisa Yoneda

Viewer's Choice Award
The Beta-lactam Antibiotic Crisis

By Sohil Dharia and Michael Dicpinigaitis of Jericho High School, Jericho, NY
Team Advisor: Michael Giallorenzo