Event Title

Investigation of Student Inquiry and Research through Media

Session Number

Projec ID: BHVSO 08

Advisor(s)

Bill McGrail; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Instructional Technology and Media Center

Kevin Broy; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Instructional Technology and Media Center

Discipline

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Start Date

22-4-2020 9:45 AM

End Date

22-4-2020 10:00 AM

Abstract

At the Illinois Math and Science Academy, almost everyone is familiar with the Student Inquiry and Research program. This program allows students to communicate with mentors and conduct research on topics ranging from neuroscience to psychology. However, not many students understand how it works or acknowledge how much diversity of projects that exists within the program. It is important to highlight the vast differences, and this is made possible through the use of media, whether it is video, audio, or written. This project uses professional video, audio, and editing equipment to interview students and advisors, as well as gather footage on students working on their individual projects. Furthermore, there is a clear distinction of on-campus students at IMSA and off-campus students in the greater Chicago area in order to accommodate for the full range of projects that exist.

The end product of this endeavor was two separate, short documentaries focusing on either on-campus or off-campus SIRs which briefly explain and showcase what it means to be a part of these projects. This project involves science film journalism techniques to effectively convey the depth of the SIR program. By using film journalism to investigate student research, we can learn how to communicate science to a wider community.

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Investigation of Student Inquiry and Research through Media

At the Illinois Math and Science Academy, almost everyone is familiar with the Student Inquiry and Research program. This program allows students to communicate with mentors and conduct research on topics ranging from neuroscience to psychology. However, not many students understand how it works or acknowledge how much diversity of projects that exists within the program. It is important to highlight the vast differences, and this is made possible through the use of media, whether it is video, audio, or written. This project uses professional video, audio, and editing equipment to interview students and advisors, as well as gather footage on students working on their individual projects. Furthermore, there is a clear distinction of on-campus students at IMSA and off-campus students in the greater Chicago area in order to accommodate for the full range of projects that exist.

The end product of this endeavor was two separate, short documentaries focusing on either on-campus or off-campus SIRs which briefly explain and showcase what it means to be a part of these projects. This project involves science film journalism techniques to effectively convey the depth of the SIR program. By using film journalism to investigate student research, we can learn how to communicate science to a wider community.