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Student researchers in any STEM field at UD may participate in 2016 Pitch:90

Pitch:90, a science-oriented elevator pitch competition sponsored by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), is expanding to include graduate and undergraduate student researchers in any STEM field at the University of Delaware. Participants in the event have 90 seconds to tell the audience and a panel of judges why their research matters in everyday language without the aid of props or slides. The top five pitchers are awarded monetary prizes, including a $500 grand prize.

In the past, eligibility for the competition has been limited to students whose research mentors were faculty affiliated with DENIN.

Audrey Gamble, a doctoral student in environmental soil chemistry and chair of the Pitch:90 planning committee, says that after the success of the event’s first two years, it was time to open up the competition to a wider audience.