Oral presentations are generally made in classrooms to a small
audience using power point, notes, or a script, depending on the field of study.
This year all oral presentations will be made in the Henson Building classrooms.
Students will have approximately fifteen minutes to present their work and five
minutes to take questions. The classrooms each have a computer with CD
driver, Microsoft Office software, VCR and TV. Students may request any
additional equipment needs when filling out the proposal submission form on the
web. Students must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of their
assigned session to setup any audio-visual equipment and meet the session
moderator and other presenters. Students must attend the entire session
they are presenting in to provide support for fellow presenters.
Poster presentations are
visual summaries of research enhanced by student explanations
This year, the poster session will take place in the Wicomico
Room from 6:00 - 7:30pm on the day of the conference. This room will be set up
for the posters and refreshments.
Students must arrive no later than 5:45 to set up their
posters and are expected to be present for the full session. Posters can be as
large as 4 ft X 5 ft, but do not have to utilize this full area,
and must be mounted to a self-supporting cardboard or another
rigid material. We
recommend using a tri-fold poster board sold at retailers
including Office Max, Staples, the campus bookstore and
Wal-Mart. Posters on
tri-fold boards can be easily displayed on the table tops.
Performing and Visual Art Presentations
Performing and visual art presentations include dance, music, theater
and art performances which are accompanied with a summary of how the piece was
developed, researched and/or designed. These may take place in one of the
theaters and galleries across campus, within the Henson Science building along
with the oral presentations, or in the Wicomico room during the poster session.
Art pieces may be displayed and explained along with other student posters
while music exhibitions would add nicely to the poster session atmosphere as
Roundtable (or presentation with another special
Roundtable discussions include the presentation of research findings
by a number of students that have researched a similar topic and are generally
focused on a common theme. These presentations do not necessary follow the
same format as the oral presentations since they can be formed of more than four
participants. In general, the format is as follows: first the speakers
summarize their findings for a pre-determined amount of time, then the moderator
summarizes the findings, lastly the moderator opens the floor to audience
involvement. Slots for these sessions are limited, depend on the
availability of rooms, and will be made available at the discretion of the SUSRC