Spring 2020 Contest
Director, Naval Nuclear Laboratory
Grad Student: MBA (ME Alumna)
Grad Student: Civil Engineering
First Place: Jared Kines
Second Place: Vincent Semrau
People's Choice: Margaret Fleck
People's Choice: Nicholas Jarostchuk
Fall 2019 marks the fourteenth running of the contest. Attendance of the finals now exceeds 350 people and attendance of the semi-finals runs about 100 people. Because of the excellent effort by students and their instructors in their course Effective Speaking for Engineering (CAS 100A for Engineers), this contest is raising the level of presentations among all engineering students in the College of Engineering at Pennsylvania State University.
To raise the level of presentations given by engineering undergraduates, the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education has initiated a contest in which engineering students from Penn State's College of Engineering vie to give the best 10-minute presentation that presents an engineering solution to a societal problem. The eight finalists arise from a nationally recognized speaking course for engineering students. More than 350 engineering students take this course each semester. Managing the contest is the Penn State student organization Utree (Undergraduate Research and Teaching Experiences in Engineering).