Judges urgently needed for Undergraduate Exhibition on April 9

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Volunteers are still needed to judge the Undergraduate Exhibition on Wednesday, April 9, in the HUB-Robeson Center. More than 150 judges are required to assure coverage for the record high number of posters entered this year. Judges play an important role in the event, providing participants the opportunity to present and discuss their research.

The Office of Undergraduate Education is seeking faculty and graduate student volunteers to serve as judges in five poster entry categories: Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Course-based Projects in all disciplines. The need for judges is especially great in the life sciences area where half of the posters are entered. Individuals willing to serve as a judge should complete the judge volunteer form and submit it electronically.

Volunteers choose the time and category(ies) for judging. 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. 

Judges will be contacted by the Office of Undergraduate Education in early April with judging times, procedures, 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 May 12, 2016