A Celebration of Scholarship

Poster Session & Poster Competition

Celebration of Scholarship Poster Session

The Celebration of Scholarship Poster Session is generally held on the first night of Celebration week in the Dolan Science Center’s Muldoon Atrium. Submissions by faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and staff as well as collaborative presentations are featured.   Click on the links below for more information.


Poster presenters will be randomly assigned to present in either Group A from 5:30 to 6:30 PM or Group B from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  Students will be expected to attend the entire poster session (5:30 to 7:30 PM) but need only present during their assigned time.

Celebration of Scholarship Poster Competition

The Celebration of Scholarship showcases the scholarly and creative activities of John Carroll faculty, staff, and students. The Celebration’s Poster Competition is designed to further that recognition.  Posters of Special Merit awards will be given for ten undergraduate posters and one graduate poster. Students must be present at their assigned time to be considered for the award.

To participate in the Poster Competition, simply select that option when submitting your application for the Poster Session.

Please note that students are welcome to participate in the Poster Session without entering the Competition.

ELIGIBILITY:
The Celebration of Scholarship Poster Competition is open to current John Carroll undergraduate and graduate students presenting on their faculty-mentored original research topics in all disciplines across campus.

To qualify, the project must have been (1) conducted by a current undergraduate or graduate JCU student, and (2) completed after Spring semester in the previous year.  For group projects, only current JCU students are eligible for the award, which will be divided equally between eligible student authors.

In addition, students must be present during the Celebration Poster Session. Only one poster entry per student will be eligible for the competition. Judging will take place between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. Poster presenters will be randomly assigned to present in either Group A from 5:30 to 6:30 PM or Group B from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  Students will be expected to attend the entire poster session (5:30 to 7:30 PM) but need only present during their assigned time.

Poster requirements and tips on presenting are available here.

Winners are expected to enter a digital copy of their poster into the Carroll Collected Celebration archive.

AWARDS:

Prizes denoting a Research Poster of Special Merit will be awarded as follows:

  • 10 Awards of $50 each for posters submitted by undergraduate students
  • 1 Award of $50 for posters submitted by graduate students

JUDGING:
Eligible posters will be tagged as such for the competition and will be tagged on the poster abstract list published on the Celebration website. Judging will be conducted during the Monday night Poster Session as indicated above by a cross-disciplinary panel and based on information below. Students will be judged both on their presentation skills and on the content and style of their poster.

Oral Presentation: (40 points)
Based on a clear and confident delivery, an explanation of the project and its broader impact, the student’s knowledge of the topic and research, and the ability to handle questions well.

Poster Display: (50 points)
Based on the poster’s visual style, format, and organization (e.g., the use of text, graphics, color, white space), the scholarly presentation of knowledge with appropriate abstract and references, and writing quality of the text.

Overall Rating: (10 points)
Based on the combined oral presentation and poster display.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
For help in preparing your poster presentation, talk to your faculty sponsor and visit our poster guidelines page and Poster Competition Tips which includes information on preparing and printing your poster.

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