Marine Ecology students presented the results of their research projects yesterday, and as always, non-traditional presentations were encouraged. Highlights included candy quadrat surveys, a skit demonstrating the pitfalls of field research in the rain and my favorite (although I am biased): a rap about nutrient uptake by the seaweed Fucus vesiculosus, to the tune of MC Hammer’s Can’t Touch This.
Here is a video of the rap for your viewing pleasure, but fair warning, I am no videographer, and it was dark in there…
As you might know from my previous blog post, I think rapping about science is pretty legit. In general pairing science and art is a great way to engage others in science, even if they don’t have a science background. If you are as intrigued by this harmonious union as I am, read more about it here, here and here!