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Chabot Space and Science Center team wins Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE Film Contest

Chabot Space and Science Center team wins Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE Film Contest

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Winners of the Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE Film Contest were announced recently during an awards ceremony at the California Academy of Sciences. Chabot Space and Science Center Team B won for EXXON VALDEZ, which chronicles the 1989 oil spill, its cleanup efforts and the lasting impact on the environment in Prince William Sound, Alaska. The Youth Watershed Challenge Project of PRBO Conservation Science Team 2 was honored for Best Scientific Investigation for DEEPWATER HORIZON, and THE PROBLEM WITH OIL by the Oakland Zoo?s team was named Most Creative.

The winning video will be enhanced by the California Academy of Sciences Visualization Studio and screened in the Academy?s Science in Action exhibit.


Front: Chabot Space and Science Team B members Manda Au, Bharat Raman, Jacob Ngai, Brian Zhang.
Middle: Thomas Azwell, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley ; Annie Costner, Blue Planet Water Solutions; Andrew Shaw, Chabot Space and Science Center; Francisco Juarez, California Academy of Sciences Careers in Science; Eric Godoy, California Academy of Sciences ; Roberta Brett, California Academy of Sciences.
Back: Mitch Aiken, X PRIZE Foundation; Ryan Carney, G Rock
Not pictured: Team Members Sreya Molakalapalli, Cathleen Nguyen


Bharat Raman of Chabot Space and Science Center Team B screened winning entry, EXXON VALDEZ.


Rod Lake, COO of Blue Planet Water Solutions addressed the assembled audience and congratulated the teams for their hard work and commitment to the environment.

Best Scientific Investigation: DEEPWATER HORIZON
Youth Watershed Challenge Project of PRBO Conservation Science Team 2
Patti Vance, Staff Advisor
Francisco Juarez, Peer Advisor, Careers in Science
Jeffrey Chen, Zhong Huang, Kristen Sinclair, Margaux Sleckman
Most Creative: THE PROBLEM WITH OIL
The Oakland Zoo
Melinda Sievert, Staff Advisor
Jasmine Pettway, Peer Advisor, Careers in Science
Kelsey Petersen, Kaitlyn Sheley, Michael Sheley, Lara Slatoff, Blake Spears
Chabot Space and Science Center Team A: OILED WATERS
Andrew Shaw, Staff Advisor
Jasmine Pettway, Peer Advisor, Careers in Science
Kevin Chow, Eliza Klyce, Grady Saccullo
XTech at the Exploratorium: COULD?VE, WOULD?VE, SHOULD?VE
Denny Tsang, Staff Advisor
Cyrah Tetrault, Peer Advisor, Careers in Science
Cara Cheng, Kathleen Nunez, Jiawei Zhu
Youth Watershed Challenge Project of PRBO Conservation Science Team 1: TURMOIL
Patti Vance, Staff Advisor
Leon Wang, Peer Advisor, Careers in Science
Siyu Huang, Nga Pham, Candice Sy
Youth Watershed Challenge Project of PRBO Conservation Science Team 3: OIL SPILL
Patti Vance, Staff Advisor
Angel Sun, Peer Advisor, Careers in Science
Kenneth Ko, Sarah Lum, Stephanie Yee

Program partners include the California Academy of Sciences, G-Rock, and UC Berkeley?s College of Natural Resources' Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. The program is generously sponsored by Wendy Schmidt, Blue Planet Water Solutions, and Cisco.

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