Pitch Competition

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Pitch Competition

ANNOUNCEMENT

We have currently reached the maximum number of entries for this competition but are going to accept 5 additional alternates in the event someone drops out.  If you would like to be an alternate, please check the box below. 

(e.g., xyz98)

Two free trainings are available with seating reserved for the registered contestants. Other seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis!

Training Course - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Telling the Story"
- Prof. Susan Russell, PhD, College of Arts and Architecture

Everything and everyone has a story, and learning how to communicate stories can help you deliver information to anyone. In this two hour session, you will not only learn how to tell a story, you will experience how storytelling turns information into an experience.

Training Course - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

"Strategies to Engage Non-Technical Audiences on Technical Research Topics"
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Prof. Andy Gustafson, Smeal College of Business

The amount of information that surrounds everybody, every day, is the highest it has ever been in the world’s history.   Skilled scientists and engineers must be equipped with not only technical expertise, but also with communication skills that can get others interested in their areas of research.  This could mean the difference between—success or failure--in launching a new business, gaining a grant, or garnering support from the community at large regarding why your work matters.