Empower Your Pitch

Spring 2022

Register for the Empower Your Pitch Grand Finale!
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)!

Finale will be held via a Zoom webinar

Tune in to the Empower Your Pitch grand finale to watch 16 exceptional finalists present their research pitches! 4 winners will be named Empower Your Pitch champions, and one winner will be chosen by YOU!


Our Finalists



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SONAL JOSHI

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

 

“Alexa, Siri, Are You Safe?”




MITHRA KUMAR

Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
School of Medicine

 

“HIV Latency: The Tale of the Sleeping Invisible Intruder”




NAN MU

Education
School of Education

 

“Language and Perspective Talking”




COLIN GLIECH

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cellular and Molecular Biology
School of Medicine

 

“Keeping Track of Time — How Bio-Clocks Keep Our Cells in Check”



VINEET SHENOY

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

 

“Object Detection — Learn from Limited Data”



EDUARDO MARTÍNEZ-MONTES

Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology
School of Medicine

 

“The Librarian”



ANNIE MARTIN

Epidemiology
Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

“Are We There Yet? Measuring Progress Towards Malaria Elimination”



XIUQI CHEN

Biology
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

 

“Watching Proteins in the Cells”



MUDIA UZZI

Health, Behavior and Society
Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

“Gun Violence: A Public Health Problem in Baltimore City”



LILY ZHAO

Mechanical Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

 

“The Dynamic Limits of Life”



KYRIAKI NEOPHYTOU

Cognitive Science
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

 

“What’s Wonrg With Me?”



SAHIL AGGARWAL

Chemistry
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

 

“Muster the Ability to Save Iron-Sulfur Clusters”



TRUNG NGUYEN

Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
School of Medicine

 

“The Assassin’s Dilemma”



ASHWINI GUPTA

Civil and Systems Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

 

“How Artificial Intelligence Designs Stronger Structures”



NIKHIL THOTA

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

 

“Discovery of New Solar Cell Materials Using Deep Learning”



KRISTEN NIXON

Civil and Systems Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering

 

“Did the Onslaught of COVID-19 Research Actually Improve Public Health Outcomes?”

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