February 24, 2021

Purdue Undergraduate Research Pitch Competition accepting pitch submissions

Undergraduate researchers have until Feb. 28 to submit a three-minute pitch about their research or creative project to be considered for the 2021 Purdue Undergraduate Research Pitch Competition.

The competition, co-hosted by the Undergraduate Research Society of Purdue and the Office of Undergraduate Research, will highlight current undergraduate students’ efforts in research or creative endeavors while promoting concise and effective storytelling.

Interested students are asked to upload a three-minute research pitch to YouTube and then to send the link to the pitch via this Qualtrics form. All students who submit a YouTube link will be included in a social media campaign, which is the first part of the pitch competition.

The social media campaign and a panel of judges will be determine the top 10 submissions, which will move on to the live portion of the competition. Engagement with the official posts will determine 50% of the score. The judges will assess the submitted pitches, and the scores from the committee will determine the other 50% of the score.

The live portion of the competition will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. March 24 in Fowler Hall with a virtual livestream for those who prefer not to attend in person. This event is open to the public, and all Protect Purdue guidelines will be in place.

The live event will feature a panel of judges who will award first ($300), second ($200), and third ($100) places. Attendees will vote for an audience favorite ($100).

For more information, email UGresearch@purdue.edu.

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