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Week of Undergraduate Excellence

The Week of Undergraduate Excellence seeks to highlight and celebrate undergraduate excellence and accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative work from across the University. All undergraduate students are invited and encouraged to present academic/creative work throughout the week-long celebration and to attend events that showcase student excellence.

The 2023 Week of Undergraduate Excellence will take place during the week of May 15. More details, including information on poster presentation submission and a schedule of events, will be forthcoming.

Quick Pitch Competition

This year we are excited to host the first annual Week of Undergraduate Excellence Quick Pitch Competition. The Quick Pitch Competition gives Drexel students the opportunity to distill their research, creative work, community engagement, or academic international experiences into a three-minute, one-slide explanation to a general audience. 

Up to 10 students will participate in a preliminary session based on the topic of their presentation - Research & Creative Work, Community Engagement, or Academic International Experience - during the Week of Undergraduate Excellence. Students will have three minutes to present a single slide on their work. A panel of judges will evaluate each presentation and three winners will be selected from each theme. Winners of each theme will win a small prize: 

  • First place: $500 
  • Second place: $300 
  • Third place: $200

The three winners from each theme will compete in the Quick Pitch Finals at the end of the week, where a final winner will be selected and earn a grand prize of $2,000.  

Prize money will be distributed to winners as a financial aid award in their Drexel accounts.

Enter the competition here