Erik Borchers and Will Reiss of Raleigh were named a winning team in NASAs Reel Science Communication video contest.
Will and Erik, students at Cardinal Gibbons High School, made a video about hurricanes in the contests Water of the Water Planet topic.
The contest, sponsored by NASAs Aura, Aqua and Terra satellite missions, invited students aged 13 to 18 to create videos explaining earth science concepts to younger students.
NASA producers, communications staff and scientists judged the videos on the basis of scientific accuracy, creativity, the use of NASA data and video quality. As winners of the contest, Erik and Will were invited to work with NASA producers and scientists over the summer to make a new hurricane video that became part of NASAs media campaign for the Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission.
The contest videos can be viewed at nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/features/reel-science.html.