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Pitch:90 event spotlights student research

Nov. 7, 2014--Pitch:90, a fast-paced student speaking competition, will take place Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 6-8 p.m. in the atrium of UD’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (ISE Lab).

The event is free and open to the public.

Forty student researchers will have 90 seconds each to tell a panel of judges and the audience why their research matters. The idea is to communicate the essentials about their work in the length of a typical elevator ride.

“There are no props and no slides allowed, only words,” said Josh LeMonte, a graduate student and organizer of the event. “But we’ve provided coaching to help the contestants hone their messages to make them as engaging as possible to a broad audience.”