Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit entries to the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition’s Student Digital Media Competition and Student Essay Competition. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.
Take a look some of at the 2017 winners!
About the Student Digital Media Competition: The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition launched the Student Digital Media Competition to discover and recognize quality digital media projects that highlight these and other intersections between science and human rights. Share your video, podcast, webinar, app, or other online project on any topic at the intersection of science and human rights!
They are looking for projects that leverage digital media to reach their intended audience and get their ideas across. Videos, podcasts, apps, games, digital music are all examples of projects that could be eligible for submission. Students may enter as individuals or as teams (no more than five individuals). The AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program will highlight the winning entries online and at a meeting of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. In addition:
- The winner of the Individual category will receive a $500 cash prize, plus a year of membership in AAAS, which includes a digital subscription to Science and access to the Science archives, access to ScienceCareers resources, and other benefits of membership.
- The winning Team will receive a $1,000 cash prize to be divided among the team members. Each team member will also receive a year of membership in AAAS, which includes a digital subscription to Science and access to the Science archives, access to ScienceCareers resources, and other benefits of membership.
More information: https://www.aaas.org/shr2018digital
About the Student Essay Competition: This essay competition was created to inspire students to explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and the health professions. Students may write on any topic at the intersection of science and/or technology with human rights.
Submissions should be written in the form of an analytical or critical paper that raises thought-provoking questions. For example, potential essay topics might include: the applications of a scientific approach or a new technology to address specific human rights concerns; an analysis of synergies between human rights obligations and the social responsibilities of scientists, engineers and/or health professionals; or the ways in which full implementation of the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress may influence realization of other human rights. These examples are only provided to spark ideas: students are encouraged to write essays that reflect their own ideas, interests, and insights.
Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
- Undergraduate student
- Graduate student.
The winning students will be recognized at the July 12-13, 2018 meeting of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition. Winners of the competition will receive a travel stipend to attend the meeting as well as a year of membership in AAAS, which includes a one-year subscription to Science and access to theScience archives, access to ScienceCareers resources, and other benefits of membership.
More Information: https://www.aaas.org/shr2018essay
The AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition’s student competitions are made possible by the AAAS-Andrew M. Sessler Fund for Science, Education, and Human Rights.