Eastern Branch Student Ten-Minute Paper Competition Information

Students who present ten-minute oral papers in the Student Competition will be evaluated in the following areas:

Scientific Content (50%) - 10 Points Each

  • Introduction & background with pertinent literature cited 
  • Objectives clearly stated and concise
  • Materials and methods (study design) clear and concise
  • Results and discussion clear, concise, and accurate
  • Significance of results to field of study

Presentation (50%) - 10 Points Each

  • Organization
    • Logical order, minimum redundancy, smooth transitions between presentation sections
  • Slides
    • Legible with large fonts, color contrast, no conflicting backgrounds. Text with no grammatical errors, not excessively wordy, effective use of figures and/or tables
  • Delivery
    • Clear and audible speech, looking at audience, not just reading content, enthusiastic delivery
    • Effective use of time
  • Other
    • Overall quality of presentation, other positive attributes

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