Award-Winning Videos on Molecular Mechanisms of Targeted Cancer Therapies
Note: Videos are intended for communication and not rigorous scientific review.
Many thanks to the expert judges, students, teachers, parents, and voters who made this exciting competition happen!
High school students are excellent science communicators. The submitted entries in this year's Video Challenge demonstrate tremendous creativity and used many storytelling approaches to communicate the Molecular Mechanisms of Targeted Cancer Therapies.
- Judges' Award First Place and Viewer's Choice Award
Breast Cancer Chess Championship: Trastuzumab vs HER2 Receptor
By Joan Ashreya Mare, Grace Lee, and Ananya Vakkalanka of West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, West Windsor, New Jersey
Team advisor: Mrs. Meenakshi Bhattacharya
- Judges' Award Second Place
Fighting Cancer by Targetting G12C
By Amanda Nguyen, Kristen Ngo, and Gavin Gonzales of Mira Mesa High School, San Diego, CA
Team advisor: Mrs. Lisa Yoneda
- Judges' Award Third Place
Investigating the Role of VEGF in Targeted Therapy for Cancer
By Victoria Silva of Jericho High School, Jericho, NY
Team advisor: Mrs. Samantha Sforza
Our panel of expert judges (Irina Bezsonova, UCONN Health; Paul Craig, RIT; X.F. Steven Zheng, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey) scored the videos based on Quality of Storytelling (30%), Quality of Science Communication (30%), Originality and Creativity (20%), Quality of Production (10%), and Proper Accreditation (10%).
The general public voted for the Viewer's Choice Award.
This marks the 10th and final Video Challenge hosted by PDB-101. Since the inaugural event in 2014, 376 videos have been created by more than one thousand high school students to highlight the structural stories of HIV, Diabetes, Anti-microbial Resistance, Opioids, and Cancer. We thank the teachers and students for their support over the years.