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UDaily: Dozens of students compete in UD's first research 'elevator pitch' contest

UDaily: Dozens of students compete in UD's first research 'elevator pitch' contest

Alexander Soroka, a master’s student in the interdisciplinaryWater Science and Policy Graduate Program, was awarded the top prize at the University of Delaware’s first Pitch:90 competition on Nov. 12.

Soroka was one of 38 contestants, both graduate and undergraduate students, who attempted to impress the panel of judges with their “elevator pitches” — short speeches about their research delivered in 90 seconds or less.

“This competition really accomplished two goals,” said Don Sparks, director of the Delaware Environmental Institute, the primary sponsor of the competition. “One was that it provided incentive and means for students to hone their communication skills. And the second was to provide a showcase for some of the wonderful work that our students are doing here at UD.”