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2014 Undergraduate Research Day Awards

Cash awards will be given to the top three poster presentations and the top three presenters in each of the three categories (poster, podium, and performance). Prize money will be disbursed to the principal presenter as designated on the submission form. It will be the responsibility of the principal presenter to distribute the award amongst other presenters, as appropriate.

Poster Presentations will be judged on

1. Overall appearance (Display of materials, use of pictures and graphs or other supplemental materials) - 10 points
2. Clarity of presentation (Poster guidelines and standards of scientific or humanistic research followed) - 10 points
3. Significance and Complexity of topic - 10 points
4. Ability of the presenter to orally summarize presentation to judges - 10 points
5. Ability of the presenter to answer questions - 10 points

Preliminary screening of posters begins at 10:00am Research Day. Judging will occur during the first hour of poster presentations; however, the principal authors are expected to be at their poster tables during the entire presentation period (except for breaks) from 11:00 - 1:30pm.

Podium Presentations will be judged on

1. Overall appearance (PowerPoint slides or other media) - 10 points
2. Clarity of presentation (oral presentation guidelines followed and ideas well organized) - 10 points
3. Significance and Complexity of topic - 10 points
4. Presentation skills (voice volume and quality, eye contact, fluency of remarks) - 10 points
5. Ability of the presenter to answer questions or quality of final comments during the question-and-answer period - 10 points

Podium presenters who wish to compete for cash awards must indicate so on their submission form.

Preliminary screening of podium abstract submissions will be done prior to Research Day to determine which podium presentations will be considered for competition.

Performance Presentations will be judged on

1. Overall appearance (Professionalism) - 10 points
2. Objective Performance Quality (Accuracy, technical fluency, memorization if applicable, and diction if applicable) - 10 points
3. Subjective Performance Quality (Musicality and style) - 10 points
4. Presentation skills (Organization, overall flow, and effectiveness) - 10 points
5. Ability of the presenter to answer questions or quality of final comments during the question-and-answer period - 10 points