Research symposium

Fall 2016 MEES PhD Research Symposium

12:30 pm to 3 pm, Friday, December 2, 2016 in G-287 EPIC


MEES PhD students will present the current status of their research to the undergraduates, graduate students, staff, and faculty. It is an opportunity to both showcase research results and exercise presentation and writing skills. The presentation format is timed oral with supporting slides (text, graphics, and videos, if desired). The allowable time for each presentation is five minutes. A 200-word abstract is also submitted for each presentation to summarize the research effort. All abstracts are collected into a proceedings.


A faculty/staff panel will rank the presentations based on the scoring rubric. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions:

  • First place – $1000
  • Second place – $500
  • Third place – $200.


Scoring rubric

Points Topic
10 Introduction – research objective
5 Agenda – presentation organization
50 Research description – provide a clear discussion of the research, techniques, and results
5 Conclusions – summarize the research and outline next steps, if applicable
20 Slides – font size, figure quality, clarity
10 Abstract – writing clarity

All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.