CIAN-wide Perfect Pitch Winner

Congratulations to Atiyah Ahsan of Columbia University!

The National Science Foundation’s Perfect Pitch competition invites students from Engineering Research Centers around the nation to compete at the NSF Biennial Meeting. Essentially an elevator pitch, competitors must put forward a proposal dealing with their ERC’s research topics and the importance of their own research to its goals.

CIAN recently held an internal Perfect Pitch competition where CIAN faculty judges select the student to represent CIAN at the NSF Biennial Meeting in Arlington, VA. Students from Columbia, the University of Arizona, University of California San Diego, and Tuskegee University competed. The CIAN judges have selected Atiyah Ahsan of Columbia University to represent CIAN at the NSF Biennial Meeting.

CIAN-wide Perfect Pitch Winner

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Atiyah Ahsan – Columbia University

Atiyah responded to her success in the CIAN-wide competition with the following statement:

“Having been a CIAN student for the past 4 years, I have had the opportunity to participate in various Innovation to Market workshops and a entrepreneurship class at Columbia Business School. I am looking forward to applying the knowledge from these experiences and representing CIAN nationally at the NSF Perfect Pitch competition.”

CIAN-wide competition participants

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L to R: Alexander Miles (UA), Jean-Pierre Papouloute (Tuskegee), Soha Namnabat (UA), Joseph Smalley (UCSD), Jasmine Sears (UA)

CIAN thanks all of the participants of this year’s CIAN-wide Perfect Pitch Competition. The experience from this year’s Perfect Pitch competition will lead to invaluable skills highly valued in future leadership opportunities.

Learn more about the national competition.

See the CIAN-wide competition flyer.

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