From the Nominator
"Everybody poops—humans, animals, insects, fish. How much of that is in the water in which we play?
New this year, the “Fit It In a Minute” video series was created to highlight the people of Northern Arizona University. It allows them to share the important things they are doing and how it impacts our community—so long as they can fit it in a minute.
In this submission, Sara Maltinsky, a research assistant in the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, shares her research that is taking place in Oak Creek—a popular swimming spot in nearby Sedona—that may make you think twice before jumping in the water. This episode, and the series in general, has been instrumental in building affinity with the research happening at Northern Arizona University.
With more than 36,000 people receiving our newsletter, we know that not all our readers are hard scientists. It became increasingly important that we find new, engaging ways to share the powerful work our researchers are doing and connect the work back to the value it adds in a person’s everyday life. This series allows the community to get to know our researchers and allows them to have a little fun in the process of sharing the work they do. These have been well-received, and we’ve had a number of people reach out wanting to participate."
From the Judges
A simple concept, but executed perfectly! Filmed in 15 minutes and produced in a single afternoon, truly indicative of a "shoestring" video. Fun narrator that keeps the audience's attention throughout. A great example of a "fit it in a minute" done with purpose and creativity.