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Moderators/Judges

The 9th Annual Student Research Symposium will be held on May 14th, 2020 at the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) and the College of Education. As a moderator, your two primary tasks are to keep presentations on time and direct questions.

  • Poster presentations will begin at 1:00 and end at 2:00, while oral presentations will begin at 2:30 and end at 6:30. 
  • Please plan to arrive at least ten minutes before the presentation session. Check-in will take place in the College of Education Atrium.
  • You will be given a package with the presenter’s names, abstracts, and timer at the main registration table. If for any reason you are not able to attend the day of the event or will be arriving late, please contact us right away.  


Oral Presentations

  • At the beginning of the session, you should give a brief introduction to welcome the student presenters and audience members.
  • Students will be given 10 minutes for their presentation and five minutes to respond to questions - you must enforce these time limits.
  • Signal the speaker when he/she has three and one minutes remaining. If the presenter has not completed their presentation within 10 minutes, you must interrupt and begin questions.
  • There will be a volunteer outside of each room that will monitor incoming attendees to minimize distractions. Should you have technical difficulties, please alert the volunteer.
  • If you end up behind schedule and the presentation runs into another session, please kindly inform the volunteer who will inform the next presenters and guests.
  • Jurors at the end of the session should select one winner for the session. 


Poster Presentations

  • Students who have selected to participate in the competition will provide their posters in PDF format for you to review before the symposium.
  • Poster presentations should be judged in two tiers 1) abstract submission and 2) poster presentation and design.
  • Faculty from each college will serve as judges for their respective colleges. 


If you are interested in serving as a moderator/judge, please sign-up!

Symposium Juror Sign-Up Form

Please encourage your students to present their research or creative activity to compete for the best oral and poster presentation