How can students participate in the judging?
Students may elect to have their presentations displayed only or displayed and judged. Those electing to be judged will be notified of their session assignment and tentative presentation time. Students must make a 10-minute presentation to the judges.
What are the criteria for judging?
Judges will be provided with a form. General criteria include:
Attractiveness of the presentation.
Clarity of the verbal presentation including: explanation of the methodology, results and conclusions.
Students presenting a live performance, video/film or exhibition should be prepared to discuss their projects with the judges.
Will undergraduate, graduate and medical students, and postdoctoral fellows be judged together?
If there are a sufficient number of presenters, separate sessions will be created for (1) undergraduate students and (2) post-degree students: graduate and medical students, and postdoctoral fellows.
For sessions with undergraduate and post-degree students, judges may elect to give two 1st place prizes (one each for an undergraduate and a post-degree student). In this case a 2nd place prize will not be awarded.
What is the schedule for judging?
Tentative schedule: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Each student has 10 minutes for their presentation; a total of 15 minutes has been allotted for each presentation. Each session will be judged by the same team of judges.
When do I need to be at the event?
Judges must be at the event 10 minutes prior to the beginning of their session to meet with their partner judges and review judging criteria.
What prizes can be awarded in each session?
Each session will award one 1st place ($200) and one 2nd place ($100) prize. For sessions with undergraduate and post-degree students, judges may elect to give two 1st place prizes (one each for an undergraduate and a post-degree student). In this case a 2nd place prize will not be awarded.
With whom will I be judging?
Judging teams will be composed of two faculty/administrative staff with related expertise in the discipline of the session.
What if I have a conflict of interest regarding a presentation?
Judges will be provided with a list of all presenters prior to the event. Please disclose any conflicts of interest immediately so a replacement judge may be selected.
Special requirements or questions: contact Roxanne Male'-Brune at firstname.lastname@example.org or 597-1227.