Judges will read all the final reports after they are submitted on April 4.
During a telephone conference call on Wednesday, April 18, they will select
about half a dozen teams as first-round finalists. These teams will present
their work to the finalist judges in the morning of April 23. During the
time that these teams are presenting to the finalist judges, all of the other
teams will be making their 20 minute poster board presentations to the Expo
judges. At the completion of these presentations, a few more teams will be
selected to make presentations to the finalist judges. At the completion
of judging, the finalist judges will select first and second place,
honorable mention, and determine other awards.
During the Expo period, judges who are familiar with your Final Report will
visit your team and its Display Board and talk with all of you about your
work including research, scientific methodology, computational results,
and conclusions. They will ask questions to ascertain how clearly you
understand your project. All team members should be able to show that
they understand the work. Remember that you will have divided up the
work including research, model development, programming, report writing,
and the poster presentation.
All teams may bring a separate poster for the Logo contest.
Teams may choose to have one of their graphics from their Display Board
Presentation be their Logo Contest entry. Similarly, teams may indicate
on their Display Board Presentation a particular section to be considered
for the Technical Poster Award and that will become the cover
of the Final Reports publication. Posters must be comprised of original
artwork and text! You may not copy or borrow pictures, artwork, slogans,
etc. from any outside source.
All teams are encouraged to write to Consult if they would like to
discuss their work after judging is completed.