Judges needed for upcoming Undergraduate Exhibition

Penn State faculty and graduate student judges are needed for the 2012 Undergraduate Exhibition, to be held Wednesday, April 11. The Exhibition is held at the University Park Campus and open to undergraduate students at all Penn State locations.

Judges play an important role in the event, providing entrants the opportunity to present and discuss their work. Volunteers are urgently needed to accommodate a significant increase this year in poster session participation. The number of judges required is especially great in engineering, the health and life sciences, physical sciences, and social and behavioral sciences.

Poster judging will be held in Alumni Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center on April 11. Judges choose the times and broad area(s) of entry for judging. Judging categories include arts and humanities, engineering, health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and course-based projects. Each judging session spans a 90-minute period (9:30-11 a.m.; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 12:30-2 p.m.) in which each judge is given approximately three posters to review. Most judges find that a total of about 45 minutes is required to complete the judging. The students will be available through the 90 minute session so judging can take place at any time during that period. A judge need not stay the entire 90 minutes.

Individuals willing to serve as a judge should complete the Judge Volunteer Form and submit the form electronically. The Office of Undergraduate Education will confirm by email that the judge volunteer form was received successfully.

Judges will be contacted by the Office of Undergraduate Education in late March with judging times and procedures and poster assignments and abstracts. Information about the Undergraduate Exhibition can be found at www.undergradresearch.psu.edu.

Questions may be directed to Mary Beth Crowe, assistant vice president and assistant dean for Undergraduate Education, at 814-863-1864 or mbc5@psu.edu.

Last Updated March 20, 2012