RESEARCH ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION
All appropriate applications will be accepted.
Contestants will have 3 minutes to describe their thesis research to a non-specialist audience
Only one page is allowed for your presentation file. PowerPoint and pdf format are acceptable.
No notes allowed! All presentations must be delivered from memory.
A single prop will be permitted.
A free standing microphone will be available.
Presentations will be judged by the audience as well as a panel of judges*. Points will be awarded in the following two categories:
1. Clarity of Thought – Did the contestant outline the nature and significance of his/her research in a clear, logical and jargon free manner?
2. Ability to Engage – Did the contestant convey enthusiasm for their work and capture/maintain the audience’s attention?
* Please note that judges will include professors and professionals from outside the Faculty of Engineering.
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE TOP TWO CONTESTANTS.
Tips & tricks
Use these elevator pitch videos and links to prepare for your best Research Elevator Pitch competition yet!
The Art of Elevator Pitch by Chris Westfall - link here
Falling Walls Competition held at the University of Alberta - link here
The famous 3 Minute Thesis competition - link here
Dr. Andre McDonald's Elevator Pitch - link here
Dr. Aloke Kumar's Elevator Pitch - link here