Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition

Winners of the spring 2022 competition

Three winners standing in a row holding certificate awards. From left, David Reiner, second place; Erick Bandala Sanchez, first place; and Chandler Stanfill, third place

Congratulations to the winners of the spring 2022 Madani-Gordaninejad Speech Competition:

  • First place: Erick Bandala Sanchez, “Printing the Future”
  • Second place: David Reiner, “People Particles”
  • Third place: Chandler Stanfill, “Ending the Fear of Fusion”

Rules and Guidelines

The subject of the presentation must be innovative and/or informative and can be technical or non-technical.

Quality abstracts with logical and compelling discussions of a single topic will be selected for the final speech competition. Presentation coaching & feedback will be available for students selected to present.

Cash prizes awarded to the best three presentations.


You must be a current undergraduate student in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.


  • Original submission by a single individual only.
  • Maximum 200 words.
  • MLA or another standard format is recommended.
  • Must be submitted to website by 11:59 p.m. on March 7.


  • Must be 10 minutes.
  • After 12 minutes, you will be asked to conclude.
  • Visual aids are optional.
  • Must arrive by 3:45 p.m.
  • Drawing for speaking order will occur at 4 p.m. sharp.
  • Wear professional attire.
  • Professional behavior is required during all speeches.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Angelina Padilla, Ph.D.
University of Nevada, Reno
Palmer Engineering 204B

Submit a speech topic