If Your Science Project Is Too Hard To Explain, Try Dancing It
Scientists are always the best dancers, right? Well, let’s give them this much: They make pretty hilarious dance videos. At least when they enter Science magazine’s “Dance Your Ph.D” contest!
Now in its 10th year, the magazine’s contest is open to scientists who have Ph.Ds or are currently pursing the degree in one of four fields: biology, physics, chemistry and social sciences. There’s a winner — and a $500 prize — in each category.
The contest was born out of the frustration that scientists feel when people ask: “What’s your thesis about?” And then promptly fall asleep.
As the contest’s materials say, “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?”
Take our word for it, the past entrants and winners are worth watching. We’ve put together a montage from the past above, but if you want to enter this contest, you better hurry: The deadline is Sept. 29!
This is one dance competition we can’t wait for.