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 Tampa. 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
GraduateHyunjinKimUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraPortable Optical Detector for Point of Care DiagnosticsFriday, February 15, 201910:00 – 10:15 a.m.
GraduateMollySkinnerUniversity of South FloridaMass Spectrometric-mapping of Virus Host Interactions in Turnip Crinkle VirusFriday, February 15, 201910:15 – 10:30 a.m.
GraduateKaziTasneemVanderbilt UniversityModeling Chemical Transport in PDMS-based Organ-on-Chip MicrosystemsFriday, February 15, 201911:00 – 11:15 a.m.
GraduateArmanaHuqFlorida International UniversityApplication of Connected Vehicle Technology to Mitigate Secondary CrashesFriday, February 15, 201911:15 – 11:30 a.m.
UndergraduateSophiaBakarDuquesne UniversityFluoride Removal from Water using 3D Printed FiltersFriday, February 15, 20193:15 –3:30 p.m.
UndergraduateMorayoOgunsinaPenn State Erie, The Behrend CollegeMemory "Lookup" Architecture in Processing in Memory Computing - A New Approach To Near Memory ArchitectureFriday, February 15, 20193:30 – 3:45 p.m.
UndergraduateDarnishaCraneThe University of Alabama in HuntsvilleMeasurement of Forces on a Flapping Wing Micro Aerial VehicleFriday, February 15, 20193:45 – 4:00 p.m.
UndergraduateHeatherHofsteeUniversity of Central FloridaAnalog Oven-Control Circuit for a Thin-Film Piezoelectric on Substrate Microelectromechanical Systems OscillatorFriday, February 15, 20194:00 - 4:15 p.m.
UndergraduateMadisonWojciechowskiPenn State BerksThe Use of Advanced Additive Manufacturing Techniques to Design, Optimize, and Characterize an Orthopedic SupportFriday, February 15, 20194:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Thank you to our Collegiate Competition sponsor:

Harris Corporation - WE Local Sponsor