Format of the Competition:
Twelve US universities will participate in this invitation-only competition. The teams will be divided among three rooms for a preliminary round during which they make their presentations to a panel of judges.
The winning team from each room in the preliminary round will move to the final round where the three teams will present individually to a different panel of judges.
Only the presenting team and the panel of judges will be permitted in the room during the preliminary round. For the final round the presenting team, eliminated teams and invited guests will be present. Teams waiting to compete will be sequestered.
Presentations cannot exceed a strictly enforced 15 minute
limit. All members of the team must be active participants in the presentation. A 10 minute
question and answer period will follow each formal presentation.