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Research Live! Event Details

A view of the CIF Atrium

Save the Date for the Research Live! Finalist Showcase

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | Campus Instructional Facility | 5:00 p.m.

This live event will include exclusive screenings of the finalists' presentations, an announcement of the prize winners, and more! The Finalist Showcase is free, open to the public, and will be livestreamed online. Details for the live stream will be posted here closer to the event. All are welcome to attend!

Thanks for joining us for the 2024 Research Live! Finalist Showcase! 

Read more about the winners here.

The Finalists Are:

  • Aravind Baby (Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Anwesh Bhattacharya (Computer Science)
  • Vincent Carlson (Theatre)
  • Andrew Freeman (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Dhanush Gandavadi (Bioengineering)
  • Byron Juma (Recreation, Sport and Tourism)
  • Satinderpal Kaur (Entomology)
  • Alexandra Richmond (Special Education)
  • Vignesh Srinivasakumar (Computer Science)
  • Julia Stowell (Music)
  • Kshitij Tewari (Recreation, Sport and Tourism)
  • Kyle Timmer (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering)

2024 Award Lineup

The final round judging panel will be comprised of a group of University High School juniors and seniors. They will determine the winners for the following five prizes that will be announced at the Finalist Showcase:

  • The Grand Prize ($500) will be awarded to the finalist whose presentation excelled in all five criteria of organization, purpose, content, delivery, and visuals.
  • The Design Award ($200) is all about the slide, given to the finalist who enhanced their talk the most through imagery, photographs, diagrams, illustrations, graphs, or other visuals.
  • The Impact Award ($200) recognizes the finalist whose presentation highlights how their research is making or aimed at making substantial positive change in the world.
  • The Storyteller Award ($200) is granted to the finalist whose performance style and delivery stole the show.  
  • The Visionary Award ($200) recognizes the finalist who is breaking new ground in their work whether through a unique approach, creative problem-solving, or charting a new direction in their field.

Immediately following the viewing of all finalist videos, members of the audience will get to vote for the winner of the People's Choice Award ($200). Those watching online through the livestream will be able to vote!