Research Showcase

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2021 WSU Vancouver Research Showcase

The 2021 WSU Vancouver Virtual Research Showcase will take place over a four day period, April 20–23, 2021. Podium and poster presentations will be judged in an interactive online forum via Zoom. As a podium presenter, you will share your work with the public through a Zoom webinar. Visitors will be able to connect online and view your presentation live. As a poster presenter, your work will be viewable in an online gallery on this website. You will also present to judges in a private Q&A session via Zoom. Faculty and students can also participate in a Virtual Award Ceremony on Friday, April 23rd where award winners will be announced.

How to Participate

Submit your abstract between Monday, Feb. 22 and Monday, March 29, 2021.

Abstract submissions

Judging Information

Posters

Three judges will be assigned to review your poster presentation. The judges will have reviewed your poster that you emailed in advance of the event via the online gallery. These posters will be displayed in an online gallery on this website that the judges will have previously reviewed. The judges will meet you in an individual Zoom room where they will be able to ask in-depth questions about your research. Judges will then complete a scoring rubric and return it to the committee for final tally. Please refer to the rubric score sheet below.

Rubric Score Sheet for Poster Presentations

Podium

Three judges will be assigned to review your podium presentation. You will present in a public Zoom webinar. After your oral presentation, the judges will be able to ask in-depth questions about your research. You will have five minutes to answer any questions. Judges will then complete a scoring rubric and return it to the committee for final tally. Please refer to the rubric score sheet below.

Rubric Score Sheet for Podium Presentations

Schedule of Deadlines and Events

  • Feb. 22: Accepting Abstract Submissions
  • March 16: WorkshopLearn How to Create an Effective Online Poster, presentation by Allison Coffin, associate professor, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience; 9:10 10:25 a.m. via Zoom
  • March 29: Abstract Submission Closes at 11:59 p.m.
  • March 30: WorkshopHow to Prepare and Deliver an Impactful Podium Presentation in a Virtual Setting; presentation by Allison Coffin, associate professor, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience; 2 3 p.m. via Zoom
  • April 1: WorkshopGiving a Formal Presentation via Zoom: Tips & Suggestions; presentation by Dene Grigar, director and professor, Creative Media and Digital Culture; 3 4 p.m. via Zoom
  • April 5: Digital Poster Deadlinemust be emailed by 9 a.m. to holly.davis@wsu.edu
  • April 5: Biography Deadlinemust be emailed by 9 a.m. to holly.davis@wsu.edu
  • April 19: Online Gallery viewable to public
  • April 20: Podium Presentations, 1 3 p.m.
  • April 21: Poster and Podium Presentations, 9 11 a.m. and 1 3 p.m.
  • April 22: Poster Presentations, 9 11 a.m.; invitations to the Virtual Award Ceremony will be emailed to all presenters and participants by 5 p.m.
  • April 23: Virtual Award Ceremony, 10 a.m.

Awards

The top three posters and podium for each graduate and undergraduate levels will be awarded a certificate of merit and a monetary award. First place winners will receive $300; second place $250; and third place $200.

Virtual Awards Ceremony

Virtual Awards Ceremony will take place 10 a.m. Friday, April 23 via Zoom. The event includes acknowledgement of all participants and the announcement of all 12 award winners. Monetary awards will be presented for 1st 3rd place for undergraduate and graduate poster presenters as well as 1st 3rd place for undergraduate and graduate podium presenters.

Workshops

Learn How to Create an Effective Online Poster

9:10 – 10:25 a.m. March 16, 2021
Presentation by Allison Coffin, associate professor, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

Register to attend (by Zoom) this workshop by emailing holly.davis@wsu.edu.

Allison Coffin will conduct a hands-on workshop via Zoom exclusively for Research Showcase presenters. She will provide the tips and tricks in how to create a poster that is effective, engaging and impactful whether presenting face-to-face or in a virtual setting.

How to Prepare and Deliver an Impactful Podium Presentation in a Virtual Setting

2 – 3 p.m. March 30, 2021
Presentation by Allison Coffin, associate professor, Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience

Register to attend (by Zoom) this workshop by emailing holly.davis@wsu.edu.

Allison Coffin will conduct an introductory workshop on how to deliver a formal presentation. This workshop is ideal for those who do not have a lot of experience speaking in front of an audience. The workshop covers articulate messaging, meaningful interaction, presentation design and essential delivery skills in a timed setting.

Giving a Formal Presentation via Zoom: Tips & Suggestions

3 – 4 p.m. April 1, 2021
Presentation by Dene Grigar, director and professor, Creative Media and Digital Culture

Register to attend (by Zoom) this workshop by emailing holly.davis@wsu.edu.

Dene Grigar will be giving a formal presentation via Zoom and other forms of virtual environments requires different approaches to interacting with an audience, sharing information, and relaying personal ethos. This one-hour workshop will provide participants with tips and suggestions for making successful virtual professional presentations.

2021 Donors

A special thank you to this year’s donors who have made the monetary awards possible:

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  • Nancy and Ray William
  • Mel Netzhammer, Chancellor

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Davis at holly.davis@wsu.edu.