Huskies Showcase

Plan Your Project

Planning your Huskies Showcase project involves many steps and collaboration between student(s) and their faculty mentor/advisor. Please visit Information for Students and Faculty for additional presentation information.

Step 1: Choose a Our Husky Compact dimension

Each scholarly project must use a dimension from our Our Husky Compact.

The dimension for 2018-19 is "Act with Personal Integrity and Civic Responsibility" (ACT). This dimension will be highlighted at the 2019 Huskies Showcase by placing ACT projects in high-profile areas, as well as additional recognition and awards.

Step 2: Choose a presentation format

Poster Presentations

An academic poster with a summary of your research, scholarly, or creative project in a visually engaging way. It must be academically sound, highlighting the context of your work (through photographs, maps, etc.), your methods, and results (with graphs, charts, photographs, etc.).

Presentation Format Guidelines

  • Poster size should not exceed 40” wide by 30” height
  • Important information should be readable from 10 feet away
  • Word count should be 300 – 800 words
  • Text is clear and concise
  • Effective use of graphics, color and fonts
  • Include your name, institutional affiliation, and acknowledgements
  • Presenters must prepare an “elevator speech” (a one to two-minute summary of your project) to share with audience members

 

Atwood Copies Plus Printing Instructions 

  • Step 1: Resize the PowerPoint file that you are creating your poster presentation with.
                 Poster set-up instruction
  • Step 2: Create your poster presentation.
  • Step 3: Export your PowerPoint file into a PDF and save to a flash drive (see above
                 instructions
    ).
  • Step 4: Take your flash drive to Atwood Copies Plus for printing. Please note that there is a
                 48 hour turnaround time for poster printing – so plan accordingly!

 

Atwood Copies Plus Prices

Copies Plus is offering poster printing discounts for Huskies Showcase Participants. Please mention that you are with the Huskies Showcase to get the pricing below. You need to pay with cash or credit card at pickup

  • 40"x30" Normal coated paper $25
  • 40"x30" Glossy paper $40
  • 40"x30" Lamination additional $8

Applied Experience Displays

Similar to the Poster Presentation listed above, however, it does not need to be research based, include displays of applied community engagement experience (internship, field experience, service-learning, volunteer experience or other high-impact practice). The display should highlight the context of your work (through picture, photos, charts, etc.).  

Presentation Format Guidelines            

  • Displays may include: tri-fold board, a laptop, a poster on an easel, or a visual, 3-dimensional display on a table
  • Presenters must prepare an “elevator speech” (a one to two-minute summary of your project) to share with audience members.

Oral Presentations

Are a summary of your research, scholarly, or creative project presented orally to an audience and are 15 minutes in length with five additional minutes allotted to each presenter to answer questions. This schedule is strictly enforced. Oral presentations are held in technology-enhanced, or "smart" classrooms.

Presentation Format Guidelines

  • Presentations may consist of a paper presentation, PowerPoint, or panel discussion.
  • Use of PowerPoint is encouraged and slides should use effective graphics, color, font, and text should be clear and concise. Professional presentations use PowerPoint slides as an aid to outline and guide a presentation, but not to substitute for a presentation (in other words, do not just read the text on each slide)
  • Include your name, institutional affiliation, and acknowledgements
Smart classrooms have a computer, projector, projection screen, DVD/CD player, sound system, and podium with AV controls and laptop connections.

Artistic Performance

Include live performances of spoken work, theatre, music or dance and are original or interpretation/research based on an existing work.

Presentation Format Guidelines

  • Maximum of 30 minutes allotted for each performance, including question and answer period.
  • Presentation should be similar to the activities expected at a professional fine arts conference or festival. Consult with your faculty mentor/advisor

Gallery Exhibit

Include all forms of visual art, including original painting, sculpture, photography, prints, textile arts, drawings, pottery, metal, etc. Presenters will be available to discuss their exhibit at the assigned presentation time.

Presentation Format Guidelines     

  • All exhibits will be displayed in the Atwood Gallery throughout the day.
  • Presenters will need to set-up their displays the morning of the event.
  • Special equipment and space needs are arranged based on individual projects.

Three-Minute Thesis

Provides graduate students the opportunity to present a compelling discussion on their Culminating Project research topic, its significance, and relevance to the general public in three minutes. 

More information about the Three-Minute Thesis is available from the School of Graduate Studies.

Demonstrations

Include active displays of scholarly work (e.g., Sales Lab, Visualization Lab, engineering projects, etc.) that can occur in activity’s existing location (e.g., Centennial Hall, ISELF, ECC, etc.) or in an arranged location in Atwood Memorial Center.   

Presentation Format Guidelines

  • Presenters must coordinate the time the demonstration will be set-up and the campus location.
  • Special equipment and space needs are arranged based on individual projects.
  • Presenters will be available to discuss their demonstration at an assigned presentation time.

Step 3: Competition Opt-In

Presenters will have the opportunity to compete for awards at the Huskies Showcase competition. Projects in the competition will be evaluated on written reflections and awards will be presented at the closing celebration. Additionally, finalists in the dimension of the year will also be evaluated in-person the day of the event. To be eligible for the competition, reflection(s) must be completed with registration.

*Presenters will select the “Opt-In” or “Opt-Out” option on the registration form.

Opt-In

If presenters Opt-In, they will write and submit a reflection explaining how the project exhibits one or more dimensions of Our Husky Compact (OHC Reflection). Additionally, if presenters select the Dimension of the Year an additional reflection will need to be completed (ACT Reflection).  Dimension of the Year finalists will be selected and notified in advance, and their presentation will be evaluated in-person at the Huskies Showcase.

OHC Review Process

  1. Reflection is submitted with registration.
  2. Reflection is evaluated before the event by a panel of faculty judges.
  3. Our Husky Compact reflection winners will be notified before the event and encouraged to attend the closing celebration to receive their award.

    *Note: the winners will be selected based on the scores of their written reflection and will not be evaluated during the event.

Dimension of the Year Review Process

  1. Reflection is submitted with registration.
  2. Reflection is evaluated before the event by a panel of faculty judges
  3. Dimension of the Year reflections will be scored and finalists will be selected.
  4. Finalists will be required to present during the morning session the day of the event, and will be evaluated in-person by a team of faculty judges.
  5. Winners will be selected based on the scores from the in-person evaluation and announced at the closing celebration.

Award Categories

Overall Reflections

Dimension of the Year Reflections

  • Best Think Creatively and Critically Reflection
  • Best Seek and Apply Knowledge Reflection
  • Best Communicate Effectively Reflection
  • Best Integrate Existing and Evolving Technologies Reflection
  • Best Engage as a Member of a Diverse and Multicultural World Reflection
  • Best Act with Personal Integrity and Civic Responsibility Reflection
  • Best Oral Presentation
  • Best Poster Presentation
  • Best Applied Experience Display
  • Best Artistic Performance
  • Best Gallery Exhibit
  • Best Demonstration
  • Best 3-Minute Thesis

Opt-Out

Presenters will not submit a written reflection with their registration and they will present at the event without being included in the award competition.

 Step 4: For Group Projects

If presenting as a group, members are expected to define roles and select a group leader. The group leader will be the main point of contact for the project and will be responsible for submitting the registration. Remember – all group members MUST be present the day of the event.

Step 5: Choose a Time Preference

Presenters will be able to select a time block for their project on the Project Submission Approval Form (PDF). Coordinate this time with the faculty mentor and group members. Once the project has been registered and the time block selected, no schedule changes will be allowed.

Step 6: Register