Finalists Announced

At the WE Local Collegiate Competition, undergraduate and graduate students are selected as Fainalists to present their research in three styles: short form abstract submission (now completed!), visual poster presentation (viewable onsite) and lightning talk — view the online agenda and search “Collegiate Competition” for all presentation times.

WE Local is proud to announce the 2020 WE Local Finalists as:


  • Mackenzie Morgan, University of Illinois, WE Local Rocks


  • Vanessa Velasco, Chapman University, WE Local Catastrophies


The WE Local Collegiate Competition is an excellent opportunity for students to build their resumes and receive direct feedback from other women engineers on their research. Applications to enter the Collegiate Competition are now closed. The application process was closed on Monday, November 11, 2019.


To view the guidelines and evaluation rubrics for Competition, download the 2020 WE Local Collegiate Competition Packet.


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 Sal Lake City. 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

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