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Highlander Research Blitz Competition
Spring 2024 Competition and Awards Ceremony
The Spring 2024 Research Blitz Competition will be conducted as an in-person event on April 3, 2023. Winners of the competition will be announced on the same day as the competition, April 3, 2023. The winners will also be recognized at the College of Graduate Studies' graduation ceremony on May 4, 2024.
This competition featured 18 graduate student finalists! Finalists were selected based on their completion of a rigorous application process.
Judging and Awards
Based on an established set of criteria, judges will award prizes in two categories: First Place ($500) and Runner Up ($300).
All finalists are also eligible for the People's Choice ($300) award. Radford University students, faculty, and staff can help choose the People's Choice winner. Videos taken at the event of the finalists' presentations will be uploaded here. After watching the finalists' presentations, cast your vote online anytime between April 10 and April 17. (Please note: Balloting closes at 12:00 p.m. EDT.)
The College of Graduate Studies is committed to facilitating an inclusive event. If you are a person with a disability who anticipates needing accommodations to participate meaningfully in the competition or awards ceremony, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at email@example.com.
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On April 3, 2024, the College of Graduate Studies will host a Research Blitz Competition for students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs through Radford University, Radford University Carilion, and the Roanoke and Southwest Virginia Higher Education Centers.
The Research Blitz Competition gives students a chance to share their research, discoveries, and insights with a non-specialist audience in a fun, fast-paced format. Research Blitz participants gain valuable practical experience and bring visibility to their work and field of study.
The Research Blitz Competitions follows the guidelines: A three-minute talk aided by a single static PowerPoint slide; no embedded electronic media; and no props.
Participants will present live during the in person event on April 3, 2024. The wiinners will be announced at the event on April 3, 2024. The winners will also be recognized at the graduation ceremony of the College of Graduate Studies on May 4, 2024.