The GAIN19 Science Slam

Welcome on stage: the GAIN Science Slam premiered at the annual GAIN conference in San Francisco 2019. Seven researchers of various disciplines presented their science slam pitch, touching on topics such as water cycles, gravitational waves, fecal molecules and many more, all with the objective of imparting current research results to a diverse audience in an understandable and entertaining way. The documentary below features these slammers and explains this new and creative style of science communication:

How to slam your science

How to slam your science

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The seven slammers:

In the end, the GAIN audience voted Aline Gottlieb as the winner of the first GAIN Science Slam. See below the striking pitches of the contestants AJ White, Vinita Bharat, Aline Gottlieb, Bettina Hieronimus, Fadji Maina, Klaus Liegener and Sonja Salo. Make sure to apply to participate in the next Science Slam in Boston for GAIN20!

Sonja Salo, PhD student, Sustainable Energy System, UC Berkeley

"Energy and Building"

"Energy and Building"

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Dr. Klaus Liegener, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Louisiana State University

"Gravitation"

"Gravitation"

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Dr. Aline Gottlieb, Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University

"NAFLD"

"NAFLD"

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Dr. AJ White, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

"Feces Archaeology"

"Feces Archaeology"

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Dr. Vinita Bharat, Neuroscience, Stanford University

"Neuroplasticity"

"Neuroplasticity"

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Dr. Bettina Hieronimus, Molecular Biosciences/Nutrition, University of California

"Sugar and Health"

"Sugar and Health"

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Dr. Fadji Maina, Geosciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

"Water and Satellites"

"Water and Satellites"

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