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What is the impact of your research? How could it solve problems, help others, and make things better? One of the key components of any research project is being able to demonstrate how it impacts and benefits society. The Research Week Impact Competition provides an opportunity for all UCF graduate and undergraduate students to showcase the impacts and benefits of their research.


  • Participants will prepare 3-minute presentations offering three slides that describe the research problem/question, the research project, and the potential impact of the results.
  • The presentation must be recorded and the streaming video link submitted in the competition application.
  • Contestants are required to appear in their videos (so judges can see the presentation and presenter). There are several free software platforms for recording videos that include slides and presenters such as the recording function in PowerPointLoom, or mmhmm. Alternatively, presenters may stand next to a monitor displaying their slides to record their submission (similar to a TV weather reporter).
  • Contestants must use YouTube or Vimeo to host and stream their submission, and set the video to “Public” so it can be viewed by our judges.


  • The number of finalists chosen for the event on March 30, 2023 will depend on the submissions made.
  • Finalists will be invited to offer their three minute presentation to a live audience and judging panel during Research Week.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students will compete in the same session but will be judged separately.
  • The first-place winner and runner-up will be chosen by an adjudicating panel. Scholarships will be provided to winners at both the graduate and undergraduate level. 
  • Exactly three presentation slides are required, one each for the research question, research project (design and results), and potential impact respectively.
  • Slides may not include animations, videos, or audio but may include still images. 
  • No additional props (e.g., costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted. 
  • Presentations are limited to three minutes – exceeding this limit will result in disqualification. 
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g., no poems, rapping, or songs).
  • The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

Applications are Due On February 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

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