A group of 2nd year undergraduate students from the Faculty of Science have just completed an experimental video project exploring the breadth of scientific work that goes on within the University. The challenge was set by Professor Alistair Warren, who was interested to see a student angle on four main topics:
- Why is science important?
- What impact does science have on the local community?
- How does the University of Sheffield community contribute to this impact?
- How is science at Sheffield improving the world?
The students were given a very short time frame to analyse the brief, plan their angles and film the segments. They were given a training session in how to handle the AV equipment and how to create effective angles before being let loose on the community. Needless to say, the students did a sterling job and were a credit to the Faculty. The video is entitled “We are tomorrow’s scientists” and showcases the ability of the students to communicate complex scientific ideas to a general audience, whilst learning new skills that will be useful in their future careers.