Research Project Elevator Pitch
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The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is inviting presenters at the 2018 UROP Symposium to participate in the first ever UROP Video Challenge. Think of it as an “elevator pitch,” of your research!

You get 2 minutes to answer the following three questions:

What Inspired or motivated you to do your research project?

Why should we and/or society care about your research findings?

And share key findings, implications and/or applications?

Please do not include any information that is pending publication, patent, or can be considered as intellectual property of your mentor or UCI. If you are not sure on what to exclude, please consult your faculty mentor.

You don’t have to worry about getting fancy with editing. Either recruit a friend to film you with your phone, or even do your pitch selfie style.

Not only is filming yourself a good way to get your research out there into the world (and in front of potential employers and future mentors), but there are some REALLY good prizes.

There are two types of prizes.

First, there are BUZZ Choice winners. The top three winners, whose videos go most viral, will receive cash prizes of $150, $100, $50, respectively; AND a lunch with the Vice Provost Michael Dennin, UROP Faculty Chair Shahram Lotfipour, and UROP Director Said M. Shokair.

Then there is the Judges Choice award. Once all the videos are submitted and the contest is closed, UROP’s panel of expert judges including UROP Alumni, faculty, and community business owners will review the videos and rank the top three submissions to receive cash awards of $250, $200, $150, respectively.

How do you generate Buzz for your research?

1. Upload a great video.

2. Once approved, share Share into Social ; and

3. Have your friends watch, like Like and share Share your video on Indi and social media!

Share your excitement and value of your research to the world -- film your elevator pitch!

Awards

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    Judge's Picks

    Prize: Cash Prizes
    Once all videos are submitted and the contest is closed, UROP’s panel of expert judges including UROP Alumni, faculty, and community busines ... [more]
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    First Place Buzz Winner

    Prize: $150 Cash
    Generate the most Buzz and win $150 cash AND a lunch with the Vice Provost Michael Dennin, UROP Faculty Chair Shahram Lotfipour, and UROP Di ... [more]
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    Second Place Buzz Winner

    Prize: $100 Cash
    Finish in second place and win a $100 cash AND a lunch with the Vice Provost Michael Dennin, UROP Faculty Chair Shahram Lotfipour, and UROP ... [more]
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    Third Place Buzz Winner

    Prize: $50 Cash
    Finish in third place and win $50 cash AND a lunch with the Vice Provost Michael Dennin, UROP Faculty Chair Shahram Lotfipour, and UROP Dire ... [more]

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