How to Participate in Student Showcase 2014
Student Showcase 2014 will take place on Friday, November 7, 2014, from 9am-5pm. This annual event typically takes place starting the Friday of Homecoming Weekend.
The Student Showcase attracts the best of student academic work at the University of Arizona, and thus it is quite competitive.
**Showcase application acceptance period: Tuesday, September 2nd - Friday, October 10th at 11:59 pm.
-Please do not wait until the final day to submit your application to avoid server overload.
The application process is as follows:
Students submit their application form along with the supplement about their research.
The application review committee will be reviewing each application, and score them based on the quality of the answers as well as the final judging guideline. If in the case of scoring ties, the order of application submission will be used as a tie-breaker. Student Showcase will accept around 120 projects this year.
The physical exhibits include a 4' x 8' display board where students from all areas of academic study display their projects. Many students incorporate technology or three-dimensional materials supporting their research.
*For fine arts students, if you wish to include live performance in your exhibition, please contact Jared Young, the GPSC Events Director at 626-6122 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss what is feasible in the setting. The GPSC will again provide a performing space for Student Showcase 2014 for those would like to present in a lecture-performance format. The lecture-performances will be limited to 15 minutes long, and you will be required to present it twice on the day of the event.
Tentative timeline for showcase:
8:00am - Exhibitors set up
9:00am - Showcase starts
9:30-11:30am - First Judging Round
1:00pm-3:00pm - Second Judging Round
4:00pm - Award Ceremony
Students receive prize money by demonstrating the ability to discuss the cultural implications of their work in combination with exceptional talent and research skills.
A panel of faculty, fellow students, and community members judge the exhibits. Judges consider overall display, clarity of presentation, and the exhibitors' ability to field questions concerning their project, in addition to the academic and/or scientific merit and the value of their research to the community.
If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate & Professional Student Council.
Student Showcase is organized by categories and then undergraduate and graduate divisions within each category or subject area. This categorization facilitates the judges' evaluation of the various entries.
The categories are as follows:
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture
Business, Public Administration, and Economics
Humanities, Literature and Languages
Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science
Social Sciences and Law
Visual and Performing Arts
Exhibits displayed in recent Student Showcases include:
Engaging Others in Social Networking Sites: Research on MySpace and Facebook
Landscape, Bourgeoisie, and National Identity: An Equation Proposed by Seventeenth-Century Dutch Landscape Painting
Innovative Electrochemical Technology for Removing Contaminants in Water
More projects can be found at: http://www.pinterest.com/ualrepository/gpsc-student-showcase/
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