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Submitted by sthotak on Wed, 2016-11-16 15:33
Initial 3MT® competitions will be held at the unit and/or college-level. At the unit or college-level, preliminary screening of your 3MT® presentation may be either an uploaded prerecorded video or an in-person presentation depending on the requirements of your unit or college. Competitors selected at the preliminary screening level will move to the college-level competition using an in-person presentation format and similar judging panel composition. Finalists from the college-level competitions will win the opportunity to compete in the 2017 OSU 3MT® Finals at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 15, 2017 in the Student Union Little Theater located on the Stillwater campus.
Presentations will be judged on two general areas: Comprehension and Content (what is presented) and Engagement and Communication (how the presentation is made).
Comprehension & Content
• Did the presentation provide an understanding of the background to the research question being addressed and its significance?
• Did the presentation clearly describe the key results of the research including conclusions and outcomes?
• Did the presentation follow a clear and logical sequence?
• Was the thesis topic, key results and research significance and outcomes communicated in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience?
• Did the speaker avoid scientific jargon, explain terminology and provide adequate background information to illustrate points?
• Did the presenter spend adequate time on each element of their presentation - or did they elaborate for too long on one aspect or was the presentation rushed?
Engagement & Communication
• Did the oration make the audience want to know more?
• Was the presenter careful not to trivialize or generalize their research?
• Did the presenter convey enthusiasm for their research?
• Did the presenter capture and maintain their audience's attention?
• Did the speaker have sufficient stage presence, eye contact and vocal range; maintain a steady pace, and have a confident stance?
• Did the PowerPoint slide enhance the presentation - was it clear, legible, and concise?