March 4, 2020

Sixteen students participate in Quick Pitch competition

L to R: Rachael Tuve (1st place), Jessica Smith (2nd place), Hung Nguyen (People's Choice)

L to R: Rachael Tuve (1st place), Jessica Smith (2nd place), Hung Nguyen (People's Choice)

WiSys-sponsored event attracts largest number of participants to date at UW-Superior

Sixteen students recently participated in the Wisconsin System’s Quick Pitch 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus. The competition is aimed at encouraging innovative and entrepreneurial thinking by inspiring students from all academic disciplines to consider the impact of their research and how it could one day benefit society. Participants have three minutes to present research findings to a panel of judges to compete for cash prizes. Winners from competitions held at a number of UW System campuses go on to compete at the state level at UW-Madison.

Quick Pitch 2020 participants

This is the third year UW-Superior has hosted the Quick Pitch competition, with the largest number of students participating to date. Rachael Tuve, psychology major, took 1st place for her presentation titled, “The Relationship Between Well-being and Financial Stress in College Students.”  She will be invited to present at the Quick Pitch State Final at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in July.

Jessica Smith, legal studies major, took second place, presenting on, “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.” Receiving the People’s Choice Award, which is voted on by the audience, was Hung Nguyen, economics and finance major, who presented on, “Campaign for Sleep Movement.”

L to R: Rachael Tuve (1st place), Jessica Smith (2nd place), Hung Nguyen (People's Choice)

L to R: Rachael Tuve (1st place), Jessica Smith (2nd place), Hung Nguyen (People's Choice)

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