2014 Senior Superlatives: The Academic Minute for 12.29-1.2
Last week, we took a look back at some of the top segments featured over the last year.
Monday, December 29 - Most Likely To Change The World
Russell Johnson, Michigan State University - Harmful Effects of Smartphones
Congratulations to Russell Johnson of Michigan State University for winning our 2014 Most Likely To Change The World Senior Superlative award. His segment analyzed the harmful effects of smartphone usage, especially right before bed. This segment originally aired on March 14th, 2014
Tuesday, December 30 - Most Likely To Blow Your Mind
Craig Vierra, University of The Pacific - The Race to Replicate Spider Silk
Congratulations to Craig Vierra of The University of the Pacific for winning our 2014 Most Likely to Blow Your Mind Senior Superlative award. A professor of biological sciences, Dr. Vierra’s fascinating segment discusses the race to replicate spider silk. This segment originally aired on March 31st, 2014.
Wednesday, December 31 - The Meta Award
Stephen Trumble, Baylor University - Whale's Ear Wax
Congratulations to Stephen Trumble of Baylor University for winning our 2014 Senior Superlative Meta award. In his Academic Minute segment, this professor of biology discusses the scientific need to study the ear wax of whales. You’ll be surprised what you can learn by analyzing this difficult-to-obtain substance. This segment originally aired on March 20th, 2014.
Thursday, January 1 - Most Likely To Take Over The World
Phillip Sponenberg, Virginia Tech - Fainting Goats
Congratulations to Phillip Sponenberg of The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine for winning our 2014 Most Likely To Take Over The World Senior Superlative award. His segment profiles a species of goat that has become very popular on the internet. You may not recognize myotonia congenita, but you just might know fainting goats. This segment originally aired on May 14th, 2014.
Friday, January 2 - The President's Choice
Luis Zayas, UT Austin - Latina Suicide Rates
Congratulations to Luis Zayas of The University of Texas at Austin for winning our 2014 President’s Choice Senior Superlative award. Dr. Lynn Pasquerella chose this stirring profile of troubling trend of suicide in the Latino community. This segment originally aired on June 9th, 2014.
Congratulations to all our 2014 Senior Superlative Award winners!