Student researchers competed last week at the University of Delaware’s first elevator pitch contest. Participants had a short amount of time to explain why their scientific research matters.
Ninety seconds, said Josh LeMonte, a third year PhD student at UD. That’s all you get.
“If you decide that your presentation deserves more than 90 seconds, I will remind that it doesn’t,” LeMonte said.
LeMonte organized the university’s first-ever Pitch:90 competition. He brought the idea to UD after hearing about a similar competition at Rice University, and enlisted a communications coach to help students organize their presentations.