Dingley was awarded the Top Prize in the Research Scientist: Graduate Student category
James Dingley, a PhD student in the Engineering Systems Lab, has been named a Top Prize winner in the National Academies’ 2023 Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications for his short film, “Restoring the Sound of Notre Dame” (Atomic Frontier).
“Dingley’s short-form science communication video is an expertly produced, highly engaging educational product narrated by Dingley himself. He does a beautiful job of explaining the science behind technical topics in an accessible way by mixing history, chemistry, and engineering with allusions to stories told in popular culture. Dingley’s work is an excellent example of the roles that science and engineering can play in the arts.”
“At a crossroads in life where I’m deciding between getting a real job, becoming a perpetual student, or exploring the world to make videos, this award makes science communication seem like something I might actually be able to do full-time! I’m excited to see what new engineering stories I will share,” says Dingley.
Read the full award announcement from the National Academies.