On April 6, 2021, CEMB graduate student, Ghiska Ramahdita (Genin and Huebsch labs, WUSTL) became the judges’ choice winner of the STC Reach Out Challenge semi-final round, hosted by the Museum of Science. Using captivating imagery, videos, and props, Ghiska succinctly described her research about the effects of stiffening in heart tissues to a panel of science communication experts and a broad virtual audience. Ghiska will compete in the finals on May 4, 2021 at 7pm ET. Register HERE to watch the final round.

Also competing in the semi-final round was Kari Miller (Haswell lab), who eloquently described her research on pollen mechanobiology.

The full competition can be viewed above. Ghiska’s talk starts at 14:20, and Kari’s talk starts at 28:36.