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Presentation evaluation criteria
A) Presentation of Technical Content (35%):
Motivation – 10%
- Why should the audience learn about this research?
- What motivates the work?
Explanation of quality of research methods – 15%
- The audience should be given sufficient information about how research was carried out to accept results and conclusions.
- Thoroughness – evaluating and addressing contingencies, stating assumptions
- Validation of results against a known standard
Significance of the research – 10%
- What contribution does this research work make to the field of interest?
- What impact does the work have?
B) Presentation Style (60%):
Visual Communication – 20%
- Effective and innovative use of media
- Font size large enough to be read from back of the room
- Any movies, external links, or demos work
Oral Communication – 15%
- Confidence in speaking (loud enough, not too fast)
- Not monotone, avoiding ‘fillers’ (ummm), etc.
Use of the presentation as a teaching tool – 15%
- Logically organized to give the audience a clear understanding of the research
- Difficult material clearly explained to a broad, multi-disciplinary, technical audience
Effectiveness in answering questions from the audience – 10%
- Speaker took the time to correctly understand the question
- Speaker gave concise, logical answers to the question asked
3) Popular Vote (5%)
The juges will score the presentations based on the following shoresheet. For each numerical score, 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest.