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Students produce parody video to promote science

Nov. 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON - A group of Marshall University students has produced a parody of a popular music video as part of a national contest to promote science.

The parody, called "The Lab Song," is a take on the Bruno Mars music video "The Lazy Song." The students' video has only been online for a few days but it has already generated more than 1,800 views.

The group worked on the video as part of a nationwide contest called "Stand Up for Science!" sponsored by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The society is soliciting entries that creatively promote federally-funded research and its role in improving the health, quality of life or economy in local communities.

Led by junior biochemistry major Sumaiya Chaudhry, the students who produced the video represented departments and majors from across the university, including journalism, the sciences, art, music and theater.

The video can be seen on YouTube at http://youtu.be/_7uCcRfrQ0A.