Spring 2021 Contest
Rachael Kate Yanalitis
Mechanical Engineering; Mandarin
Alumna, Former Contestant (S 2013)
Alumna, Former Contestant (S 2014)
First Place: Erin Carbaugh
Second Place: Rachael Kate Yanalitis
People's Choice: Eden Elma
People's Choice: Rebecca Shaw
First Session of the Spring 2021 Leonhard Center Speaking Contest
Second Session of the Spring 2021 Leonhard Center Speaking Contest
Spring 2021 marks the seventeenth 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).