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5-Minute Fast Track Preliminary Round #2

Undergraduate student competitors will present their research in five minutes, using only one static slide, in front of a panel of five judges and a live audience. The goal of this competition is to improve students’ abilities to communicate their undergraduate research effectively to a general audience while creating a compelling story about their scholarly work.

The 5 Minute Fast Track is an academic competition that cultivates students’ presentation and research communication skills, and challenges them to describe their research within five minutes. This is a terrific opportunity for UK’s undergraduate students to learn these critical communication skills and represent the diversity of scholarly work at UK.

University of Kentucky undergraduates who have completed two full terms of faculty-mentored research or creative activity in any major are eligible to compete.

The competition will include two preliminary rounds on Monday, October 22 and Tuesday, October 23 with the top five students from each preliminary round advancing to the final championship competition on Thursday, November 1 from 5PM – 7PM. Students will be judged on comprehension, content, engagement, and communication.

  • WIN (first place) will receive $750
  • PLACE (second place) will receive $500
  • SHOW (third place) will receive $250