Event Title

Investigation of Student Inquiry and Research through Media

Advisor(s)

Bill McGrail; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Behavioral and Social Sciences

Start Date

21-4-2021 9:30 AM

End Date

21-4-2021 9:45 AM

Abstract

At the Illinois Math and Science Academy, almost everyone is familiar with the Student Inquiry and Research program (SIR). This program allows students to communicate with mentors and conduct research on topics ranging from neuroscience to psychology. However, this program had to go through many changes, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in distance learning for the 2020-2021 academic year. Therefore, the SIR program had to adjust its internal and external projects to the online environment. The intention of this project is to highlight the development of the SIR program as well as the diversity of the projects within it. 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 to create a mini-documentary that encompasses the essence of the SIR program while putting an emphasis on distance learning.

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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Apr 21st, 9:30 AM Apr 21st, 9:45 AM

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 (SIR). This program allows students to communicate with mentors and conduct research on topics ranging from neuroscience to psychology. However, this program had to go through many changes, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in distance learning for the 2020-2021 academic year. Therefore, the SIR program had to adjust its internal and external projects to the online environment. The intention of this project is to highlight the development of the SIR program as well as the diversity of the projects within it. 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 to create a mini-documentary that encompasses the essence of the SIR program while putting an emphasis on distance learning.

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.