The Kavli Foundation, which gives awards to science writers annually with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, also sponsors a video contest for middle and high school students. It was launched as part of the first USA Science&Engineering Festival in 2010 and round two is now available for voting online. The "Peoples' Choice" finalists are posted and the work shows just how creative the next generation of scientists and engineers can be. It will also make you smile.

The topics addressed? How to Save the World Though Science. The 20 finalists are primarily high school students from a wide range of public and private schools. There are videos that examine: 
  • An electric rail system that runs cars
  • The melting polar ice caps and the promise of wind    
  • Deforestation and the CO2 gasses  

And one very provocative video on our daily experiences of science that asks - "If Science Can't Save the World, What Can?A"

To see the finalists go to: