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, presenter responsibilities and expectations

Step 1: Choose your Our Husky Compact dimension

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

The dimension for 2021-2022 is "Communicate Effectively" (COMMUNICATE). This dimension will be highlighted at the 2022 Huskies Showcase by having additional recognition and awards for projects that opt-in to the competition (more information below) and choose this as their most relevant OHC dimension.

Step 2: Choose a presentation format

2022 Format Options:

  1. In-person presentations will occur during the morning ONLY at Atwood Memorial Center (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  2. Virtual presentations will occur during the afternoon ONLY using various online platforms (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Poster Presentations

A 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.).

In-Person Presentation Format Guidelines - Atwood Memorial Center

  • 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” (1-2 minute summary of your project) to share with audience members

You will be provided an easel for your presentation.

Atwood Copies Plus Printing Instructions 

  • Step 1Resize the PowerPoint file that you are creating your poster presentation with. Poster set-up instruction
  • Step 2Create your poster presentation.
  • Step 3Export your PowerPoint file into a PDF and save to a flash drive (see above instructions).
  • Step 4Take 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!

 

Virtual Presentation Format Guidelines - Gather.town online platform

  • Poster must be a one-page PDF (due one week before event)
  • Important information should be easily readable
  • 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” (1-2 minute summary of your project) to share with audience members

Gather.town Virtual Platform Information

  • Poster sessions will occur in an online platform called gather.town, which allows users to browse through posters and have interpersonal conversations virtually.
  • PDF of poster must be submitted by April 12, 2021, which will allow time for it to be uploaded to the online platform.
  • Participants will create an avatar (video game-like character) that you can walk around the virtual space.  As you approach other users, you will be able to interact via videoconferencing, and view poster files.
  • Participants will receive more details, including training sessions, after registration closes.

Applied Experience Displays

Similar to the Poster Presentation above, but it does not need to be research based. These projects include displays of applied community engagement experiences such as internships, field experiences, service-learning, volunteer experiences or other high-impact practices. The display should highlight the context of your work through picture, photos, charts, etc.

2022 Presentations: Applied experience displays will occur in-person during the morning sessions ONLY at Atwood Memorial Center (9am – 12pm).

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.

You will need to indicate if you need tables or an easel for your presentation during registration.

Oral Presentations

A presentation summarizing 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. 

In-Person Presentation Format Guidelines - Atwood Memorial Center

  • In-person oral presentations will be held in technology-enhanced room in the Atwood Memorial Center during the morning sessions.
  • Presentations must use PowerPoint, or similar presentation software to describe your project.
  • 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, references, and acknowledgements
Virtual Presentation Format Guidelines - Zoom
  • Virtual oral presentations will be held via Zoom webinar during the afternoon sessions, and moderated by a faculty member.
  • Zoom webinar information will be sent to each presenter after the schedule is finalized.
  • Presentations must use PowerPoint, or similar presentation software to describe your project.
  • 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, references, and acknowledgements.

Artistic Performance

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

In-Person Presentation Format Guidelines - Atwood Memorial Center

  • In-person performances will be held in the Atwood Memorial Center during the morning sessions.
  • 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.

Virtual Performance Guidelines - Zoom

  • Virtual performance can be done on Zoom or recorded in advance during the afternoon sessions.
  • Presentation should be similar to the activities expected at a professional fine arts conference or festival. Consult with your faculty mentor/advisor.
  • Zoom information will be sent to each presenter after the schedule is finalized.

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.

In-Person Performance Guidelines - Atwood Memorial Center

  • In-person exhibits will be held in the Atwood Memorial Center during the morning sessions.
  • Presenters will have a maximum of 60 minutes during the day to display their exhibit.

Virtual Performance Guidelines - Zoom

  • Virtual exhibits will be held during the afternoon sessions can be displayed virtually through Zoom.
  • Presenters will have a maximum of 60 minutes during the day to display their exhibit.
  • Zoom information will be sent to each presenter after the schedule is finalized.

Demonstrations

Include active displays of scholarly work (e.g., Sales Lab, Visualization Lab, engineering projects, etc.) that can occur either in-person in the Atwood Memorial Center or the activity’s existing location (e.g., Centennial Hall, ISELF, ECC, etc.) or virtually on Zoom.   

In-Person Presentation Format Guidelines - Atwood Memorial Center

  • In-person demonstrations will be held in the Atwood Memorial Center during the morning sessions
  • Presenters must coordinate the time the demonstration will be set-up and the campus location.
  • Maximum of 30 minutes allotted for each demonstration, including question and answer period.
  • Special equipment and space needs are arranged based on individual projects.

Virtual Presentation Format Guidelines - Zoom

  • Virtual performance can be done on Zoom or recorded in advance during the afternoon sessions.
  • Maximum of 30 minutes allotted for each demonstration, including question and answer period.
  • Zoom information will be sent to each presenter after the schedule is finalized.

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 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 your project, and the process by which you created it, demonstrates what you have learned regarding the most relevant dimension you chose, as well as one or two other dimensions of the Our Husky Compact.

Evaluation and Finalist Selection

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

Award Categories

Award Categories Table

Overall Reflections

Presentation Awards

  • 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 Artistic Performance
  • Best Gallery Exhibit
  • Best Demonstration

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 (in-person or virtually) the day of the event. 

Step 5: Choose a Time Preference

Presenters will be able to select a time block for their project during registration. 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.

Time Preference Table
Presentation Format      Time Preference
Oral Presentation
  • In-Person Morning Sessions: 9 - 11:50 a.m.
  • Virtual Zoom Afternoon Sessions: 1 - 3:50 p.m.
Poster Presentation

  • In-Person Morning: 9 - 10 a.m.
  • In-Person Mid-Morning: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Virtual Gather Platform Mid-Day: 1 - 2 p.m.
  • Virtual Gather Platform Afternoon: 3 - 4 p.m.

Artistic Performances
Gallery Exhibits
Demonstrations

  • In-Person Morning: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Virtual Zoom Afternoon 1 - 4 p.m.

Step 6: Register