Video Competition

Submit a 3 minute video about your research or scholarship. Students can talk directly to the camera, discuss work with another person, use animations, graphics, etc. The goal is to explain your research or scholarship to a non-expert audience and why it matters. The top two videos will win cash award and will appear on the Duquesne University Scholarship Collection website.

Two Prizes: $150 Each. More information regarding guidelines for video creation and more can be found here.

Check out previous videos from the 2019 Video Competition Submissions and 2018 Video Compeition Submissions pages!

The deadline for submissions has passed. Award winners will be posted in the coming weeks.

Check out the submissions for this years video compeititon here!

2020 Video Competition

Click here to view our 2020 Video Competition YouTube Playlist or view individual videos by clicking the titles below.

Duquesne University OT: The Link Between Education and Community Engagement
By: Kate de Castro, Jayme Kraft, Moriah Boyd, Aubrey Boucher, Laurie Liu, Emily Duessel
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D.
This video introduces our year-long project of working with individuals who have a diagnosis of Dementia at Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh, PA, by applying the client-centered occupational therapy skills learned in the classroom to serve our community.


Helping Adults with IDD Achieve Their Goals
By: Caroline Crilly Crilly, Jillian Hartranft, Katelyn Mulvey
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D.
As Duquesne occupational therapy students, we are working with the individuals at ACHIEVA to help their voices and goals be heard so they can become more independent in the community.


Occupational Therapy for Refugee and Immigrant Youth
By: Taylor Martin, Aleyna Collins, Rebecca Lord
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
This video conveys the role of Occupational Therapy for refugee and immigrant youth through the collaboration with ARYSE which is a local non-profit organization that provides after-school programming services for youth who are refugees or immigrants.


Downtown Outreach Center and Shelter: Occupational Therapy's Role
By: Sophia Kosmides, Tyler Boseck, Matt Jockers, , ,
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
This video addresses the role of Duquesne University Occupational Therapy students at DOCS and the need for OT in this population.


Renewal
By: Sarah Howard, Clair Sartori, Lindsay Heinz
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Dr.
This project displays the services that Duquesne OT students provide to women in a local inpatient substance use recovery program.


Behind the Red Door: Occupational Therapy at St. Anthony's Life Skills Apartment
By: Olivia Van Dyke, Abigail Rubino, Bridget Newns, Avery Musiak, Alyssa Boccardi
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, PhD, OTR/L
St. Anthony's Life Skills apartment is a place where occupational therapy helps individuals with intellectual disabilities increase their independence in household tasks, navigate the community around them, and give them confidence to achieve their goals.


Shepherd's Heart House of Hope
By: Emily Casile, Kelsey Gorman, Husnick Gia
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Matilla,
Inaccurate social stigma impacts the men of Shepherd's Heart everyday, this video hopes to show who the men of Shepherd's Heart really are.


Making my Brother a Pop-Star
By: Jonah Hanlon
Major: Music Education School: Mary Pappert School of Music
Faculty Advisor: Rev. James McCloskey, C.S.Sp., Ph.D.
My brother Cullen, who has Down syndrome, wants to be a pop-star, so I helped him write and record a song and film a music video; everything you see, and hear in this music video is all Cullen!


Gwen's Girls: The Role of OT
By: Alyssa Hersey, Raphaela Libunao, Gina Stephenson
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
This video is about our experience and role during our time at Gwen's Girls.


Self Awareness Program at the Auberle 412 Youth Zone
By: Morgan Cargiulo, Paige Tademaru, Veronica Herubin
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Amy Mattila, Ph.D, OTR/L
This video highlights our role as occupational therapy students in our program centered around self-awareness at the Auberle 412 Youth Zone.


Dynamics Near Absolute Zero Temperatures
By: Katelyn Spadavecchia
Major: Physics School: Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Michael Huster, Ph.D
This video is an exploratory look into how matter behaves at ultra cold temperatures, and what implications this type of research could have on technology in the future.


Infant Development Lab, START-Play Research
By: Claire Boe, Jessie Spirnak, Amber Delprince, Karl Jancart
Major: Physical Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Regina Harbourne, Ph.D.
This video outlines the aspects and functional uses of the Angles App which is used by START-Play and the Infant Development Lab for various research projects


Popping China's Bubble: An explanation of the conflict between economic health and the Chinese Dream
By: Alexander Wolfe
Major: Economics School: McAnulty College of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Matt Ryan
This purpose of this paper is to outline the institutional, financial, and cultural drivers that have led to extensive volatility in the Chinese financial system.


C.O.D.E. Green: Elevated Garden Bed
By: Olivia Shope, Emma Naegler, Delaney Batik, Catherine Colpoys, ,
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Richard Simpson, Ph.D., ATP
An affordable and easily-constructed garden bed that is accessible and adjustable to individual needs.


Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of Cardiovascular Biomechanics
By: Tyler Bishop, Scott Toth, Brennon LeCave
Major: Biomedical Engineering School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Rana Zakerzadeh, Ph.D.
The computational modeling of blood flow in an aneurysm to predict the pressure drop across the stenosis.


Gesture Morse Code
By: Tyler Boseck, Emily Casile
Major: Occupational Therapy School: Rangos School of Health Sciences
Faculty Advisor: Richard Simpson, Ph.D., ATP
This video highlights the progress of our current research on Morse Code for alternative communication.


Analysis of RarA, a Unique Metalloid Reductase from Sulfurospirillum barnesii SES-3
By: Lauren Rebel
Major: Biology School: Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Faculty Advisor: John Stolz, Ph.D.
Link to Video: https://youtu.be/c1GvgumZfBU
This project focused on the extraction of active reductase RarA from pure cultures of Sulfurospirillum barnesii SES-3 in order to investigate its affinity for various metal and metalloid substrates.


Anti-Semitism in Medieval Art
By: Erin Ridge
Major: Classical Civilizations & Philosophy School: McAnulty College of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Amy Cymbala, Ph.D.
I discuss what an illuminated manuscript is, the roots of anti-Semitism, and show cases of it in art.


Media In Early Adulthood: Defining the Differences of Three Generations
By: Anita Parrott
Major: Marketing School: A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration
Faculty Advisor: James Vota
In characterizing the differences in attitudes of three generations of people among the same age group, I will clarify the differences in where these groups see themselves in media, and what societal changes have directed the sources of their identity.


PDE Based Deep Learning for Geometric Image Data
By: Ryan Cecil
Major: Mathematics School: McAnulty College of Liberal Arts
Faculty Advisor: Stacey Levine, Ph.D.
An introduction to the field of image processing and our work on a partial differential equation based deep learning model for geometric image data.