Undergraduate students may choose to compete with either a poster display or a presentation of their research or artistic/creative activities project.
For the poster display, the student will create a poster based on the research or artistic/creative category description and judging criteria. If selected, the student will bring his/her poster to the Innovation Showcase on the day of the event and will leave the poster to be reviewed by the judges. Students may be present during the hour of 12:00 to 1:00 pm to answer questions of Innovation Showcase visitors, however, students’ posters will be judged based on the information provided on the poster. The poster must be able to answer the questions presented by judges. This may be considered a “silent” competition as the poster should speak for itself.
The presentation is an oral presentation of the students’ research or artistic/creative activities. Students may choose whichever method they prefer in sharing the information. In the past, students have chosen to speak from their poster or conduct a power point presentation. For artistic/creative activities projects, students may bring in actual pieces of their work, i.e. paintings, sculptures. It is important to note that students are responsible for the transportation of their pieces, including the set-up and take-down of their displays within their selected presentation timeframe.