Have you received NSF support for your research or worked on an NSF-supported project?
Are you enthusiastic about making videos?
Do you yearn to explain your mathematics to a broader audience?
The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites you to submit a short video (up to 3 minutes) showcasing your NSF-funded work in the mathematical sciences in a way that is exciting and accessible to a broad audience. The portal for submission is open and will close at 11:59 PM EST on February 15, 2019.
Anyone whose work in the mathematical sciences has been or is currently supported by NSF (and is 18 or older) can enter, including
- principal investigators (PIs),
- Graduate Research Fellows,
- Postdoctoral Research Fellows,
- REU site coordinators, REU students,
- trainees in an NSF-funded traineeship program,
- scholars in an NSF-funded scholarship program.
Entries can be submitted by individuals or teams at the following levels (each comes with a $3000 prize):
- Level 1: K-12 or Undergraduate
- Level 2: Graduate
- Level 3: Postdoctoral or Early Career
- Level 4: Mid or Advanced Career
Videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges, based on the following criteria:
- Creativity (20%)
- Clarity and accuracy of mathematical concepts and ideas (20%)
- Communicating mathematics in an accessible and exciting way (40%)
- Artistic and technical quality (20%)
Winners will be featured at the 2019 National Math Festival. This is a free and public celebration held in Washington, D.C. each odd-numbered spring. In 2017, over 20,000 math lovers participated!
For more information or to register and submit an entry, visit the competition website.