Nutshell Games Registration Open!

Can you explain your research in 90 seconds? Do you want to share your work from the stage at the Moss Arts Center? Registration for the Nutshell Games, a research presentation competition, is open to all Virginia Tech graduate students. The first 30 entrants will compete—so take a few minutes and register here!

Hosted by Virginia Tech's Center for Communicating Science and held in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Science Festival, the fourth annual Nutshell Games will take place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16, in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre at the Moss Arts Center.

Thirty Virginia Tech graduate students will each have 90 seconds to present their research--research in a nutshell--to the audience at this friendly science communication competition. Three winners, determined by a panel of judges to have been the most engaging and to have communicated their research the most clearly, will each receive a $500 prize. All of the contestants will receive a professional quality video recording of their talk--and the opportunity to share their research.

With an emphasis on communicating to non-scientists, the Nutshell Games will be judged this year by a panel that includes a high school science teacher, a 7th grader, the founder of the Skype a Scientist program, the dean of the Graduate School, and others.

The Nutshell Games event is open to the public free of charge.