Call for student showcase projects

One of the highlights of the annual CCSC Midwest Conference is the Student Showcase. This is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their best work to faculty and other students from around the region. This year, we return to our traditional face-to-face format.

To qualify for submission to the Student Showcase:

  1. The entry must be original work of an undergraduate student or team of undergraduates.
  2. The work was supervised by one or more faculty members.
  3. The work was completed in the last twelve months at one of the colleges within the CCSC Midwest region.
  4. The student, or at least one member of the student team, is registered for the CCSC:MW 2021 Conference. (We recommend participating in the Programming Competition as well!)
  5. The entry must be received by 11:59PM EDT on September 24, 2021.

Interested students will classify their work into one of two categories. The Discovery Track is for work that follows traditional research methods of computer science, such as formal methods, simulation, and modeling. Submissions to the Discovery Track are usually displayed as research posters. The Applications Track is for interesting, novel, or noteworthy applications of computing science. Submissions for the Applications Track are usually displayed as demonstrations of a working system. In either case, projects can be completed individually or as part of a team.

Regardless of track, all work is judged on the same six criteria. These criteria are adapted from Scholarship Assessed (Glassick et al. 1997) and provide guidance for evaluating any form of scholarship. Sample reflective questions are provided for each criterion.

  • Clear Goals: What is the goal of this work? What problem are you solving
  • Adequate Preparation: How did you get ready to do this work?
  • Appropriate Methods How did you solve your problem? Why did you approach the problem this way?
  • Significant Results: What was the result of this work? Who is affected by this work?
  • Effective Presentation: How well does this poster, demonstration, or presentation communicate what is important about this work?
  • Reflective Critique: What would you do differently? What does this mean for you and your future?

Submit your entry using this online form before the submission deadline to participate in the Showcase.