CTAHR’s Annual Awards Banquet


Three-Minute Elevator Pitch


Experience the competition…



Save the dates:

April 6–7, 2018 – SRS
April 21, 2018 – 3MEP
May 4, 2018 – Awards Banquet


gold CTAHR Banquet mark


Lena Diaz delivering talk;

An outgrowth of CTAHR’s Student Research Symposium, the Three-Minute Elevator Pitch (3MEP) challenges the top 18 Research Symposium competitors to briefly and compellingly explain their research to a non-specialist audience using just one slide. Winners are recognized at CTAHR’s Annual Awards Banquet.

The first 3MEP was held in 2017 before a standing-room-only audience and guest judges from the campus and the community.

View 3MEP photos  |  Download the banquet program

head shots of Erik Ekman, Surely Wallace and Zhibin Liang

2017 winners, from left: Undergraduate – Erik Ekman, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Food Waste as a Renewable Resource; MS Candidate – Surely Wallace, Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences,

Okinawan Sweet Potato: A Healthy Food for Your Gut Bacteria and You?; and PhD Candidate and People’s Choice Winner – Zhibin Liang, Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, Drugs from Corn Silks Against Alzheimer’s