Second IEEE UFFC-S Student Pitch Competition

July 31, 2020 | Contributed By - Lukas Riemer Student Representative, Kerisha Williams Student Representative & Joel Harley AdCom Student Advisor

The 2nd IEEE UFFC-S Student Pitch Cometition was held online during the IFCS-ISAF 2020 Conference on Wednesday, July 22nd at 8:00 AM MDT. Two individual juries of leading academic and industry representatives judged 60-second single slide presentations from 13 young scientists. Participants were judged on their single presentation slide, clarity of speech, time management, clarity of results, and the overall impression.

Pitch participants according to residence of affiliation

11 universities from 3 continents engaged in a tight contest broadcast live on Zoom.

1st place overall : Gabriela Dominique Martinez

The 1st place overall was presented to Gabriela Dominique Martinez from the University of Colorado (CU) for her presentation: “Toward a fully MEMS magneto-optical trap

Academia’s Choice Award : Abinash Kumar

The Academia’s Choice Award was awarded to Abinash Kumar from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for his presentation: “Relaxor ferroelectrics: No more a hopeless mess”.

Industry’s Choice Award : Cosme Miles-Brault

The Industry’s Choice Award went to Cosme Miles-Brault from Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) for his presentation: “Model antiferroelectrics”. Warm congratulations to the winners and big thanks to every participant!

The next student pitch competition will take place during the upcoming IUS 2020 conference!