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Award & Judging Information

Award & Judging Information

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At the Student Academic Showcase, presentations will be judged based on their type of presentation. Awards will be given out based on the highest rated presentations in the Award Categories (detailed below). Specifically, the projects will be grouped by Original Research Projects, Creative Projects, Exploratory Projects, Proposal Projects, and Civic Engagement Projects.

Award Categories

  1. Top Original Research Project: This award is given to the presenter(s) who has conducted original research that includes data collection, analysis, and implications for the field of study. The highest scoring poster and the highest scoring oral presentation in this category will be awarded.
  2. Top Creative Project: This award is given to the presenter(s) who demonstrates creativity in the form of visual art, physical expression, literary innovation, and/or aural composition. The highest scoring poster and the highest scoring oral presentation in this category will be awarded.
  3. Top Exploratory Project: This award is given to the presenter(s) who provides an in-depth exploration of a topic with attention to effective analysis and/or synthesis of information. The highest scoring poster and the highest scoring oral presentation in this category will be awarded.
  4. Top Proposal Project: This award is given to the presenter(s) who has suggested research or another innovative project in the form of a proposal that outlines what is to be done, but the project has not been conducted. The highest scoring poster and the highest scoring oral presentation in this category will be awarded.
  5. Top Civic Engagement Project: This award is given to the presenter(s) who has implemented a project focused on connection with and/or service to the campus and/or the community at large. The highest scoring poster and the highest scoring oral presentation in this category will be awarded.
  6. Alpha Chi’s People’s Choice: Based upon the votes of attendees, the overall top presentation will receive this award. One poster or oral presentation will be awarded.

*If a category does not have multiple presentation modalities, the top two presentations in a single modality will be awarded.

Judging

For faculty or staff volunteering to judge at the Showcase, please complete the Judge Volunteer Form.

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