Announcing the 2019 Quantum Matters™ Science Communication Competition

February 1, 2019

by Karine Thate

Recently, the MOS team has been busy launching the 2019 National Quantum MattersTM Science Communication Competition. We've challenged researchers and quantum enthusiasts from across the country to submit their best ideas for sharing quantum science and technology with a family audience.  We piloted the competition locally last year and made a film about it. This year, the competition is national and there are two ways to win - talk or demonstrate! We invite you to check out the competition and considering entering. 

Can you explain a quantum concept to a family audience in just 3 minutes? Can you demonstrate one with a hands-on activity? Win prizes, fame, and a trip to Boston in early April for the 2019 National Quantum MattersTM Science Communication Competition. The two competition categories:

1) TALK: (For Researchers) Create a fabulous, jaw-dropping, 3-minute talk for a family audience explaining a key concept related to your research in quantum science or technology and how it might matter to us in the future. 

2) DEMONSTRATE: (For individuals and teams, researchers or not)  Design a fabulous, ah-ha! producing, hands-on activity for museum visitors communicating a key concept in quantum science or technology and how it might matter to us in the future. 

Finalists will receive expert coaching, $200 stipends, travel to Boston, cash prizes ($100-$400), photos and video!  Entries are due March 1st.  The Finals will be held April 5th and 6th before a live audience at the Museum of Science!

See the Quantum Matters Competition Website for rules, eligibility, and entry forms.

For a taste of last year’s competition, click here