CISTAR Congratulates Poster Perfect Pitch Winners

Event Date: September 6, 2019
Poster Perfect Pitch Winners from left to right: Grant Marsden, NU, advised by Linda Broadbelt; Jessica Muhlenkamp, UND, advised by Jason Hicks; and Elsa Koninckx, NU, advised by Linda Broadbelt.

(Evanston, IL - September 6, 2019) CISTAR Fellows participated in a Poster Perfect Pitch competition as part of CISTAR's 2019 Biannual Meeting at Northwestern University. Students were asked to highlight their research poster to industry representatives and faculty members in 90 seconds or less. Perfect Pitch competitions are one of the ways that Engineering Research Centers, like CISTAR, give students real-world experience interacting with industry members and improve their communication skills. Based on voting from over 30 industry representatives and over 30 faculty members, CISTAR presented awards to the following students:

·        First place: Jessica Muhlenkamp, University of Notre Dame, advised by Jason Hicks

·        Second place: Grant Marsden, Northwestern University, advised by Linda Broadbelt

·        Third place: Elsa Koninckx, Northwestern University, advised by Linda Broadbelt

Andrew Wolek, Northwestern University, advised by Justin Notestein, who won first place at CISTAR's 2018 Biannual Meeting at the University of New Mexico, will represent CISTAR at the 2019 ERC-wide Perfect Pitch competition at the ERC Biennial Meeting this October.