High School Vision Program

Student Science Video Contest 2021

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) was excited to present our first annual Student Science Video Contest this year. The winner of this competition would be granted a scholarship and also have an opportunity for their video to be presented at a major science conference.

ARVO’s Annual Meeting brings together vision scientists from all over the world to discuss the latest innovations in the field. Although now a virtual event, the 2021 meeting was originally scheduled to take place in San Francisco, California — so we called on students from select high schools in the Bay Area to submit a video that showcased their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

2021 Award

ARVO and NEI are pleased to announce that Angela Vergara from Oakland Technical High School is the inaugural winner of the High School Vision Program video contest!

She will receive a $2000 scholarship and her grand prize video (shown below) will be showcased at the 2021 ARVO Annual Meeting on May 1.

Need a Mentor?

Want to learn more about STEM from someone who shares your passion? Connect with a vision scientist mentor who can share what it’s like to work in the field. To let us know if you’d like to be matched up, contact Mitchel Dul at mdul@sunyopt.edu.