Collegiate Competition Submissions are Under Review

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 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 St. Louis. 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

CollegiateFirst NameLast NameUniversityResearch TitleLightning Talk DateLightning Talk Time Slot
GraduateUdaysreeBuchupalliUniversity of louisiana at lafayetteEthereum blockchain community ATMFriday, March 1, 201910:00 – 10:15 a.m.
GraduateQiuhuaDuanUniversity of CincinnatiSpectrally selective photothermal film effects on windows heating energy savingsFriday, March 1, 201910:15 – 10:30 a.m.
GraduateIsabellaSandersGeorgia Institute of TechnologyStrategic Market Deployment Planning: Farm to Table Logistics PlatformsFriday, March 1, 201911:00 – 11:15 a.m.
GraduateOluwasegunOlanrewajuTexas State University San MarcosA Multi-stage Stochastic Programming Approach for Prepositioning of Relief Supplies.Friday, March 1, 201911:15 – 11:30 a.m.
UndergraduateKatherineMoodyUniversity of KentuckyThe effect of fibrous geometry on thermomechanical behavior of phenolic impregnated carbon ablators for use in thermal protection systemsFriday, March 1, 20193:15 –3:30 p.m.
UndergraduateFaithGantzUniversity of North TexasThermo-mechanical Processing Ni-rich NiTiHf High Temperature Shape Memory AlloyFriday, March 1, 20193:30 – 3:45 p.m.
UndergraduateGabriellaMarieUniversity of KentuckyDesign of a Cooling Jacket for a Thermal Vacuum SystemFriday, March 1, 20193:45 – 4:00 p.m.
UndergraduateSkylarMaysUniversity of KentuckyStochastic modeling of the effects of structural randomness on the mechanical behavior of 3D printed metalsFriday, March 1, 20194:00 - 4:15 p.m.
UndergraduateAllisonMcMinnSouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleTomosynthesis Image Reconstruction for Early Breast Cancer DetectionFriday, March 1, 20194:15 - 4:30 p.m.