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Campus Research Day

Oral Presentations

1) Presentations are to be a total of 15 minutes long (12 min presentation + 3 min Q/A).  Plan to dress professionally and bring your presentation on a flash-drive or make it accessible online.  You MUST be present at the BEGINNING of your session to pre-load your presentation onto the room’s computer.  If you prefer to use your own computer, you are responsible for making sure you have the necessary adapters.  Be mindful of your time:  The room moderator will alert you when you have 5 min and then 1 min left.

2) You are expected, indeed you are required, to remain in the presentation room for the entire session.  During the time you are not presenting, you should give respectful attention to the other presenters.  This means no cell phone or laptop use.

3) Presenters are encouraged to upload a copy of their paper to Southern’s Institutional Repository, KnowledgeExchange.  Instructions for doing so are available here.   Remember that your professor must approve your paper and sign your student submission form.

4) All oral presentations will be evaluated using a standard rubric.  We encourage you to become familiar with the evaluation form, available here.

5) Presenter coaching sessions (with free pizza!) are available to help you be prepared for your presentation.  You are encouraged to sign up for a coaching session here.

6) Convocation Credit will be available for Campus Research Day participation/attendance.  One credit will be available for attendance/participation in any one oral presentation session.  Convocation credit will be awarded via the regular channels:  Pick up a card from the room moderator as you enter the session and turn it in when you leave at the end of the session.

7) The program can viewed online here.

8) At this time, only select classes are canceled for the day.  It is your responsibility to check with your professor to determine the status of your classes.  We have done our best to minimize class conflicts for you, but if you do have a class conflict, please resolve it on your own or contact us and we will try to help.

Poster Presentations

1) Posters should be EITHER computer format or standard tri-fold "science-fair" type posters, as directed by your professor.  Here is an example of a tri-fold poster. If your professor prefers that you produce a computer format poster, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure that your laptop is COMPLETELY CHARGED at the beginning of the poster session as there may not be an available outlet.  Tables will be available for the display of your posters.  (We are not able to provide easels.)

2) The poster session venue will be open beginning at 7:30am for you to set up your poster before the day begins.  Your presentation will occur during the poster session from 12:30 - 1:30pm.  Plan on being present and standing by your poster during that time so that research day attendees will be able to discuss your work with you.

3) Presenter coaching sessions (with free pizza!) are available to help you be prepared for your presentation.  You are encouraged to sign up for a coaching session here.

4) Convocation Credit will be available for Campus Research Day participation/attendance.  One credit will be available for attendance/participation in any one oral presentation session.  Convocation credit will be awarded via the regular channels:  Pick up a card from the room moderator as you enter the session and turn it in when you leave at the end of the session.

5) The program can viewed online here.