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Student Poster Presentations

Fifteenth Annual CCSC Northwestern Regional Conference

Submission Deadline: September 29, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

The Northwestern Region seeks to encourage student research by providing a forum for students to present the results of their work. We invite undergraduates, including those who completed their Bachelor's degrees within the last year, to submit an abstract describing their research or significant project, and to present a poster of that work at the Conference.

Students wishing to participate should e-mail a one-page summary to the Student Poster Chair. The summary should include:

Use the file template [TEMPLATEstudentposter.doc] for the poster summary. The name of the file should have the last name of the contact person instead of "TEMPLATE". MS Word or RTF format is preferred.

Note that at least one student author must register to attend the conference.

Student posters need to be on display from the first session on Friday through Saturday lunch. Judging will take place on Saturday morning and students must be in attendance during the judging session to qualify for awards. More generally students should be available at their posters during all breaks.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

There will be an award (as in past years) for best poster, to be presented at the Conference Luncheon. Thanks to Upsilon Pi Epsilon, International Honor Society for Computer Science, for sponsoring the award(s).

A panel of judges will select the best poster(s). Judging criteria:

  1. 70% Content:
    1. Intellectual Merit (50%). Is the computer science content of the poster exciting and interesting for its own sake?
    2. Broader Impacts (20%): Does the work on which the poster is based have impact beyond computer science content, e.g., educational impact (K-12, or higher education, or public interest), application to other fields. Is the computer science content particularly relevant to these times?
  2. 30% Presentation:
    1. How well does the poster itself convey the intellectual merit and broader impact of the work? Is the poster aesthetically pleasing, easy to read, etc.?
    2. How well do the student(s) present orally to the audience? Students should be prepare to present a 1-3 minute oral overview of the work to conference attendees, and be able to follow up with more in depth descriptions of the work, as well as to answer questions posed to them by attendees.
    3. Supplementary materials at the conference (e.g., handouts, if any): How well do these complement the poster itself and the oral presentations of the work?