RESEARCH ELEVATOR PITCH COMPETITION

rULES

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.

criteria judging

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