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
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
Participate in the Perfect Pitch competition for the chance to be awarded $5,000 for a 90 second “Elevator Pitch.” Submission should be made via email in the form of video recordings (cell phone videos with good quality are accepted). Please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions. Currently CIAN-funded students are eligible.
Please encourage your students to participate in the Perfect Pitch competition to receive national recognition for your lab and work at the NSF Perfect Pitch competition in Arlington, VA. To email this blog post to your students see the bottom of this post, under “Share This:” and select “Email.”
Find out more about the guidelines and judging rubric.
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