Rules and Judging GuidelinesΒΆ

Judging Guidelines


  • All students are strongly encouraged to participate in this department event (no matter their year). Giving a talk or poster will help you improve your communication skills and there are opportunities to win prizes.

Oral Presentations

  • Talks will take place both on Thursday the 18th and Friday the 19th of April (morning and afternoon).
  • Talks will be presented live and will be be 12 minutes long with 3 minutes of questions and will be timed. Any talk exceeding 15 minutes will be interrupted.

Poster Presentations

  • Poster presentations will be in person only.
  • The maximum height of the poster should be shorter than 41 inches (1.04 meters). Orientation should be Horizontal(Landscape).
  • Make sure all features on the posters are clearly visible (figures, font sizes)
  • The presenters need to send their poster file to Laura Rush ( by April 11th