Speaking Competition

Are you:

  • enthusiastic about engineering?
  • wanting to showcase your public speaking abilities?
  • interested in winning a cash prize?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then you should consider entering in the Engineering Ambassadors' Annual Speaking Competition!


    The annual Engineering Speaking Competition seeks to recognize University of Illinois STEM students who are excellent technical communicators. By recognizing these students in a public competition, Engineering Ambassadors seeks to show that University of Illinois students defy the stereotypes that engineering and science majors are poor communicators. The competition will consist of two rounds, with the final round being held on Sunday, April 26th from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM.



How To Enter:


Create a talk relating to the prompt:

Speak about the importance of educating future generations in engineering (as a field, concepts, or principles). Talk about an example of how this can be done in a way to support equity and access, referring to the idea of everyone having the opportunity to explore and pursue engineering. This may include either an idea or an experience you have had.



Submit a two minute video of your presentation

Be sure to record in a quiet indoor environment and avoid reading off of a script!