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Posted March 30th, 2010
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering student researchers competed for the opportunity to be named “best technical presenter” at the 2nd Annual Research Showcase on Thursday, February 18 during National Engineers Week.
The Alumni Relations office and the School of Engineering's chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (PolySHRM) developed the showcase to foster interdisciplinary research and enhance the School of Engineering community's understanding of how its cutting edge research is fulfilling the vision of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (what it calls “i-squared-e”).
The showcase also provides individual and team participants to present in front of industry professionals and academia and refine their communication skills. Alejandro Crawford of the Technology Management Department and CEO of Nolej Studios said of the showcase: "It is important for students to have a breadth of other disciplines to foster innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship."
Students were assessed on how clearly they communicated their projects to an audience from a wide range of disciplines and technical expertise, and their ability to engage the audience in their topic. Judges from academia and industry participated in this year's showcase: Christine Ianuzzi, SVP of Citadel and president of the alumni association, Miriam Cortes-Caminero, executive director of the Society of Biological Engineers, and Nina Weber, director of the Career Management Center.
Flagship Sponsors: Office of Student Affairs, Alumni Relations, Graduate Center Operations
Participating Sponsors: Society of Biological Engineers, National Grid, BEST Center, Eppendorf International, McGraw Hill, Career Management Center, HR Alliance
Organizers: PolySHRM (Ling Kwok, Tonya Jackson, Ashwini Ananthaswamy); Anthony Kapp - Director of Alumni Relations