May 4, 2021- CEMB graduate student, Ghiska Ramahdita (Genin and Huebsch labs, WUSTL) won the Audience Choice Award at the STC Reach Out Challenge, 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 of over 1300 viewers.

Previously, Ghiska had been the Judge’s Choice selection the semi-finals, which streamed on April 6th. Ghiska will receive a $1000 prize from the Museum of Science.

Her winning presentation, and the full finals competition, can be viewed above.