Open to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, the Lightning Talk competition provides an excellent opportunity to present your research or community engagement project to a panel of experienced judges, peers, faculty and guests. Cash prizes will be awarded to top presenters. Read more about the Lightning Talk Competition.
We also encourage you to participate in the Poster Session and reception. It's a great opportunity to celebrate your research accomplishments, network with our industry partners, and enjoy refreshments. Read more about the Poster Session.
Criteria were conceived in order to fairly evaluate Lightning Talk presenters and the poster. Each presenter, including those at an early stage in his or her project, is intended to have an equal opportunity to achieve the highest score in each category. While the greatest emphasis will be placed on the student's 90-second Lightning Talk presentation, the judging rubric includes the following categories:
Please visit the Presenter & Judging Guidelines webpage for more information, including the judging rubric.