News Winners Announced for the 2020 J-WAFS World Food Day Video Competition: MIT Research for a Food Secure Future
J-WAFS' first food- and agriculture-focused video competition showcases the range of approaches that MIT students apply across departments, labs, and centers to solve food systems challenges.
October 16, 2020
October 16th, 2020 marks the 41st annual World Food Day. To celebrate, J-WAFS launched its first video competition for MIT undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and recent graduates. These videos showcase the exciting research being conducted across a variety of MIT departments and programs aimed at finding solutions to global food systems challenges.
The prize-winning videos were reviewed by a distinguished group of judges including food systems experts representing different sectors, science communications professionals from within and outside MIT, and additional MIT colleagues.
First Place Winner
Re-envisioning Drip Irrigation Systems for Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
Georgia Van de Zande, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Carolyn Sheline, PhD Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Julia Sokol, Post-doctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Second Place Winner
OneForest: Image Recognition for Monitoring Forests
Björn Lüjens, PhD Candidate, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Judges Choice Award: Creative Communication
Can We Do Better Than a Fridge? - MIT Evaporative Cooling Tech for Low Income, Rural Communities
Alejandro Diaz, BS Candidate, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Judges Choice Award: Research Originality
Seaweed Harvesting: A Regenerative Food Community
Angela Loescher-Montal, MArch Candidate, Department of Architecture
Ous Abou Ras, MArch Candidate, Department of Architecture
Arthur Boscolo, MArch Candidate, Department of Architecture
Judges Choice Award: Potential for Impact
Green Source: For a Food Secure Future
Celi Khanyile-Lynch, MBA '20, Sloan School of Management
Judges Choice Award: Visualizing Solutions
Olivier Faber, MArch Candidate, Department of Architecture
Eytan Levi, MArch and MS in Real Estate Development Dual Degree Candidate, Department of Architecture
Tim Cousin, MArch Candidate, Department of Architecture
Learn more about the competition guidelines here.
Stay tuned for our World Water Day video competition coming in March 2021!