Awards and Prizes

2019 Winners!

Social Sciences Humanities and the Arts 1

Winner:           Karen Arcos

Runner up:      Adebisi Akinyemi

Education Health Society and the Environment      

Winner:           John Hunter

Runner up:      Emily Janio

Biology and Medicine

Winner:           Giulia Giammo

Runner up:      Megan Newcomb

Social Sciences Humanities and the Arts 2

Winner:           Jared Celniker

Runner up:      Sophia Metcalf

Engineering and Physics       

Winner:           Craig Anderson

Runner up:      Irene Martinez

Biology Chemistry and Medicine      

Winner:           Chloe Groome

Runner up:      Sierra Williams

Social Sciences Humanities and the Arts 3

Winner:           Rebecca Hofstein Grady

Runner up:      Brett Mercier

Government Economics Society and Urban Planning         

Winner:           Rylan Simpson

Runner up:      Laceé Pappas

Poster Session 1

Winner:           Andrea Rohrbacher

Runner up:      Niloufar Kiani

Poster Session 2

Winner:           Anderson Nguyen

Runner up:      Leesa Li

Speaker Awards

Speakers will be rated by a panel of judges on their ability to clearly present their research to a general audience.

The oral presenter with the judges’ highest average score within each session will receive a cash prize of $500 (subject to change).
The poster presenter with the judges’ highest average score within each session will receive a cash prize of $500 (subject to change).

Presenters are only allowed to present an oral OR poster presentation.*

*Former Symposium winners are eligible to win all awards IF the presentation material is significantly different from their previous presentations.

Judging Rubric

The speakers will be rated on roughly the following rubric:

1 – POOR 2 – BELOW AVERAGE 3 – ABOVE AVERAGE 4 – EXCELLENT
BROADER IMPACT — Missing discussion of project contribution to science/society
– Excessive jargon
— Discusses how project is relevant to science/society
– Some jargon not fully explained
— Articulates how project is relevant to science/society
– Jargon is fully explained
— Successfully communicates relevance to science/society
– Minimal jargon
PERSUASIVENESS — Little enthusiasm
– Monotonous
– Relied extensively on notes
– Difficulty hearing or understanding
— Some interest & enthusiasm
– Limited engagement with audience
– Minor difficulty hearing or understanding
— Displayed interest & enthusiasm
– Engaged audience
– Communicates clearly
— Genuinely interested & enthusiastic
– Very engaging
– Communicates ideas fluently/precisely
ORGANIZATION — Incoherent presentation of information
– Ineffective slides
— Somewhat coherent presentation of information
– Quality of slides
– Logical sequence & information presented is complete
– Slides enhanced presentation
— Completely logical/coherent presentation of information
– Slides greatly enhances presentation