What’s happening at Augusta University? March 28-April 3

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Stories this week include: A competition that will benefit the Augusta area, an undergrad researcher has been selected to present her work to Congress and the men’s golf team tees it up for their only home tournament.

Competition fosters creativity while offering real-world solutions

The INNOVATE 2022 pitch competition will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at the Georgia Cyber Center Hull McKnight Building, 100 Grace Hopper Lane. Over 300 students have formed 34 teams and the top 10 teams will present their final pitch at the competition. The competition aims to use student innovation for the benefit of the Augusta area. Teams are judged on creativity, viability, sustainability and presentation during their five-minute pitch to the panel of judges.

“We strive to engage students through discovery and innovation, and this year it’s for the benefit of the community. I think we have so many opportunities here at Augusta University to connect individuals for a greater purpose, and our students want to do something that’s bigger than themselves,” said Lynsey Steinberg, board-certified medical illustrator for the Center of Instructional Innovation.

Augusta University undergrad researcher will present to Congress

Senior Margaret Wade has been selected by the National Council of Undergraduate Research to present to members of Congress virtually April 26-27. Wade, a dual major in physics and chemistry, has been looking at easier ways to sample water quality in Augusta area creeks, ponds and rivers. Part of her research has been in cooperation with Augusta Utilities to improve methods of testing water quality.

“What I enjoy most about physics is the methodical nature of the problems, and how you  can learn concepts and work a few simple problems and then take that knowledge and apply it to solve a more difficult problem,” said Wade.

Jaguars men’s golf tees it up at home

The Augusta University men’s golf team will host the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational presented by Valspar April 2-3 at Forest Hills Golf Course. The 54-hole tournament will see 36 holes play on Saturday with the final 18 on Sunday. Some of the top-ranked teams in the country are part of the field. Admission is free to the tournament.

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Kevin Faigle

Kevin Faigle is Media Relations Specialist at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at kfaigle@augusta.edu.

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