Student Ten-Minute Paper Competition Information

Evaluation & Judging

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 and 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
  • Presentations - 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, eye contact with audience, enthusiastic delivery
      • Effective use of time
    • Other
      • Overall quality of presentation, other positive attributes

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