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Elevator Pitch Public

Del Lago Academy

In 1- 2 minutes, you can verbally communicate information about your work and can articulate action steps based on evidence.

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Badge Overview


You can : 
  • Clearly and explicitly articulate the question or the problem that drives your work.  
    • An emphasis must be made on: Why → How → What
  • Claims are well supported with evidence.
  • Articulate appropriate action steps that need to be taken to further answer the question or remedy the problem.
  • You can adjust your pitch to meet the person you are talking to.

Why Earn This Badge?

An elevator pitch is more than just a sales pitch, it is a way to verbally communicate the relevance of our science work in the context of benefits to society.  This badge represents your capacity to not just pitch what you’ve done and discovered to another scientist, but that you can take this information to a person “out of field” that is not familiar with the jargon associated with your research.  As one of your industry professionals that created this badge said: “Acorns come from oak trees.  Oak trees become acorns.  Knowing how to plant the right seed (small bit of info) is the skill.”  

Who created this badge?

Badge Designers:  

Badge Graphic Designer:
Langley Rowland

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Badge Experts


Charlton Rodriguez


Badge awarded on 4/28/17

Jaquelin S.


Badge awarded on 3/18/17

Reignmarc L.


Badge awarded on 6/2/17

Badge Learners


Adriana Vasquez


Joined badge on 12/9/16

Alec Barron


Joined badge on 6/22/17

Allyson Gimber


Joined badge on 4/6/17

Amecie L


Joined badge on 10/7/16

Ana Juarez


Joined badge on 4/6/17

Andrew Erickson


Joined badge on 4/6/17

Angelica Velasquez


Joined badge on 4/6/17

Anh N.


Joined badge on 10/27/16

Cesar meza


Joined badge on 4/6/17

Daniel F


Joined badge on 2/16/17

David Thys


Joined badge on 4/6/17

Devin Steinberg


Joined badge on 4/6/17