ACerS PCSA announces the Humanitarian Pitch Competition 2019 winners. The Humanitarian Pitch Competition gives students the chance to solve real world issues with materials science.

The PCSA hosted the inaugural competition at MS&T19, allowing teams to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges about how they could address a challenge that a community is experiencing. By utilizing their material engineering background, the teams aimed to show how improved materials/processes would benefit a community in need.

L to R: Rachel Cook of Missouri S&T; Claralys Hernandez of University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez; and Arshiya Bhadu, Haley Myer, Isabella Urbina, and Elizabeth McIntyre of The Pennsylvania State University

Please help us to congratulate this year’s winners:

1st Place ($500): 
PSU Piezos
The Pennsylvania State University
Piezoelectric Roadways: Implementing novel energy production technologies in new capital of Indonesia

2nd Place ($250):
Concrete Communities Construction Co.
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Constructing Concrete Communities in Areas Affected by Natural Disasters

3rd Place ($150):
Aqua Nurture
University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez
Homegrown Sustainability

Download a list of this year’s ACerS PCSA Humanitarian Pitch Competition winners!