Student participants,
Speak for 100 seconds and win cash awards!

1 pm to 4:30 pm
24 March, 2021

The Framework: Pitch a problem or opportunity connected with your sustainable nanotechnology research in a clear, compelling manner in 100 seconds. 

You should address:

  1. Problem or opportunity addressed (What is the real-life problem)
  2. Proposed solution(s) (How does your work/approach solve the problem in a unique way?)
  3. Potential impacts (What will be the impact/s of your research if you are successful?)

Upload one PowerPoint slide (No animation) on the registration form and use it during your presentation. Name the slide with your own name. The slide must have a title for the pitch and presenter's name.  (Tips: Your pitch will be judged using a rubric with points for (1) Problem Statement, (2) Proposed Solution/s, (3) Boarder Impacts, (4) Slide Design, and (5) Poise/Style. While humor is encouraged (but not necessary), your pitch should primarily try to convince the audience that your research (on sustainable nanotechnology) is important to solve a problem(s) and it has immense broader impacts.


  1. Teach students to be concise and persuasive
  2. Stress importance of oral communication and public speaking
  3. Stimulate students to think about the bigger picture and application areas
  4. Stimulate good performance under pressure
  5. Stimulate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
  6. Empower students to lead

Who can Join?: Up to 30 students involved in sustainable nanotechnology research

How to Join?: Register for the program and upload your powerpoint slide.

When and Where?: Virtual presentation order will be assigned.

Award Announcement: March 24, 2021 at 4:30 pm.

Preparing your nano pitch