Submissions are now closed for the Collegiate Competition. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for consideration. Finalists will be notified soon.

At the WE Local Collegiate Competition, undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present their research to a broad technical audience in three styles: short form abstract submission, visual poster presentation and face-to-face discussion. This allows for students to learn and gain insight on their research, and to receive live feedback and encouragement from others within the STEM field.

Submission Categories

There are two submission categories: Undergraduate Collegiate and Graduate Collegiate. All applicants are required to submit an online abstract for judging.


Finalists of the WE Local Collegiate Competition will receive a $250 stipend and complimentary collegiate premier registration to compete in the technical poster competition at WE Local Baltimore. They will also be recognized during the WE Achieve awards ceremony on Saturday evening where three finalists from each category will be awarded first, second and third place.

Questions about the WE Local Collegiate Competition can be directed to

Collegiate LevelFirst NameLast NameUniversityResearch TitleLightning Talk DateLightning Talk Time Slot
GraduateTaylorOeschgerCornell UniversityMicrofluidic Chip for Rapid Sepsis Diagnosis at the Point of CareFriday, February 8, 201910:00 – 10:15 a.m.
GraduateTemitopeRunseweTexas State UniversityStochastic Models for Planning Distributed Wind Generation based on Data AnalyticsFriday, February 8, 201910:15 – 10:30 a.m.
GraduatePratyushMishraIowa State UniversityMorphological Instability Mechanism Leading to Formation of Self-Organized Porous Anodic OxidesFriday, February 8, 201910:30 - 10:45 a.m.
UndergraduateKarliSuttonDuquesne UniversityCreating a Waste-Negative 3D Printing Recycling SystemFriday, February 8, 20193:15 –3:30 p.m.
UndergraduateCastineDonoffMessiah CollegeRapid Orthotics for CURE KenyaFriday, February 8, 20193:30 – 3:45 p.m.
UndergraduateKatelynnVegaRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteDisc Degeneration BiomechanicsFriday, February 8, 20193:45 – 4:00 p.m.
UndergraduateEmmaVoganMessiah CollegeImplementing a system for 3D printed prosthetics and orthoticsFriday, February 8, 20194:00 - 4:15 p.m.
UndergraduateHaleyAntoineCornell UniversityTissue Engineered 3D Constructs for Modeling Ductus Arteriosus ClosureFriday, February 8, 20194:15 – 4:30 p.m.
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