Judges needed for 20th annual Undergraduate Exhibition

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Faculty and graduate student judges are needed for the annual Undergraduate Exhibition performance session on April 12 and poster sessions on April 13. The Exhibition is held at the University Park campus and open to undergraduate students at all Penn State locations.

More than 150 students will be participating in this year’s Exhibition. Judges play an important role in the event, providing entrants the opportunity to present and discuss their work. The need for judges is especially great in the Social and Behavioral Sciences and Health and Life Sciences which together account for more than two-thirds of the Exhibition entries. However, judges are sought in all categories of entry, as follows:

-- Performance Judging: The Performance session will be held from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. on April 12 in Esber Recital Hall. Judges are asked to be present for the entire session and review all entries.

-- Poster Judging: Poster judging will be held in Alumni Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center on April 13. 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, Public Scholarship, 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 e-mail 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 http://www.undergradresearch.psu.edu online.

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 29, 2011