Evaluation & Judging

Students who present posters in the Student Competition will be evaluated in the following areas:

  • Scientific Content - 50% (10 points each)

    • Introduction and background with pertinent literature cited
    • Objectives clearly stated and concise
    • Materials and methods (study design) clear and concise
    • Results and discussion clear, concise, and accurate
    • Significance of results to field of study, scope, and difficulty of research, degree of innovation
  • Poster Display - 50% (10 points each)

    • Organization
      • Logical order, minimum redundancy, effective space use, good transition between sections
    • Text, Figures, Tables
      • Legible with large fonts, color contrast, no conflicting backgrounds
      • Text without grammatical errors; not excessively wordy
      • Effective use of figures and/or tables, coordinated with text
    • Other
      • Overall quality/appearance, innovative/creative visual display, poster flow

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