This year marks the second anniversary of "Science on Tap," a group started by of science students and professors from West Virginia University.
To celebrate the anniversary, the group held its first ever "WVU Science Idol". The event was held at the Mountain State Brewing Company in Morgantown.
Ten contestants had three minutes each to tell their research at platform to a panel of four judges. The goal was to clearly communicate development in a concise, yet fun way.
Science on Tap's initiative is to help improve public understanding of science. The group defines a science idol as someone who communicates science in a way that is fun and easy for everyone to understand.
The judges crowned a first, second, and third place winner. First place went to Paul Holcomb, a PhD student in the WVU Health Sciences Center. Micky Holcomb, an assistant professor in the WVU Department of Physics got second place, and in third place was Reem Edwards, a PhD Student in the WVU Chemical Engineering Department.