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2022 Ignite Off!

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) and hosted by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), this inaugural Ignite Off! competition showcases the talents of interns participating in the Summer 2022 Community College Internships (CCI), Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) and Visiting Faculty – Student programs from participating laboratories as they share their research through Ignite Talks.

2022 Ignite Off!

Each competitor has five minutes to present their project, using 20 picture-centric slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. Contestants have access to an ORISE professional development course that teaches the process for developing an Ignite talk.

Students will participate in a local semi-final round at their hosting facility. The local semi-finalist winner will receive a $150 gift and advance to the national round. The first place national winner will receive a $1000 gift card, second place will receive a $750 gift card and third place will receive a $500 gift card.

The 2022 Ignite Off! Competition is open to all Summer 2022 undergrads, graduates, and recent graduates in the CCI, SULI or Visiting Faculty – Student programs.