- Where & when are the finals?
- When finalists are chosen?
- Project support & awards for being selected as a finalist.
- How many teams are selected?
- What happens at the finals?
- How teams are judged at the finals?
- Have questions?
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Where & when are the finals?
The finals take place May 3-4, 2019 at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. An informal welcome networking event is held the evening before in the Coco Beach, Fla. area.
- Financial support that can be used towards their project or travel costs
- Lodging for the team’s students for May 2-4and all meals at the final event
- Their own expo booth at the final event at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center
- Invitations to special events at the finals, including the remarkable finals awards dinner
- Additional incentives from sponsors for that year
How many teams are selected?
The number of teams will be determined by the funding available and will be announced in mid-February of the competition year.
There’s too much going on there to describe here but in short, the finals take place largely over May 3-4, 2019 at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. An informal welcome networking event is held the evening before in the Coco Beach, Fla. area. The competition itself is broken into two main parts. The first part is the expo, where teams demonstrate their projects to the judges and the public at the Space Center. The second part is closed door formal presentations to the judges. Intermixed throughout the competition are compelling talks given by top speakers that often include vice presidents and even CEOs, and other special events that are just for the finalist teams. The competition concludes the evening of May 4 with a unique and impactful award ceremony dinner event for all finalists. Can’t wait to see you there!
How teams are judged at the finals?
Teams are judged on their final report, their expo hall demonstration, and their final formal presentation. All three parts are weighted equally. The judging criteria for each part can be found on the resources page.
The Cornell Cup prides itself on being a very open & fair competition. All of the rules and judging criteria can be found on the resources page as well as our free guides. Plus, every part of the Cup has its own FAQ like walk through, just like this page.
If you have questions, please try attending one of our free weekly online information sessions. Or if you have a more straightforward question, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We’d love to hear from you!