About the Competition
The Student Research Symposium recognizes students for original research achievements across a variety of disciplines. Successful students demonstrate valid investigation and experimentation objectives and methods. Judging and scoring criteria are as follows, with each judging criteria category scored on a scale of 1-10 (10=Outstanding, 8=Very Good, 6=Good, 4=Needs Improvement, 2=Unsatisfactory).
Anyone who submits a poster will be automatically entered.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the top entries.
Statement and identification of research problem
- Is the problem clearly stated?
- Does the presenter demonstrate understanding of existing knowledge about the research problem?
- Scientific thought, creativity/originality
- Student clearly conveys their individual contributions to and understanding of the research problem
- Appropriate duration of collection and data analysis
- Innovation and originality: Standard Protocol/Design; Innovative Protocol
- Research design, methods, and results
- Appropriateness of research design and procedures
- Process skills that led to research problem and/or research design
- Identification and control of variables
- Skillful communication of research results
- Clarity in communicating research results to non-specialized audiences and to judges
- Appropriate selection, use, and quality of visuals
- Design and appearance of poster
Winners of the 2021 Poster Competition
The posters were evaluated by a panel of judges representing PSU faculty and staff members. The winners of the poster competition are:>
- Links Between Sound-Category Learning & Memory Skills in Neurotypical & Language-Learning-Disabled Adults Katharine Ross and Mario Rene Jimenez-Cruz, Speech and Hearing Sciences; Advisor: Carolyn Quam
- The Impact of Professors' Hererosexual Identify in Higher Education Classrooms Sam Barr, Psychology; Advisor: Nicholas Smith
- Parents' and Caregivers' Perspectives on Transition to Telehealth During COVID-19: Barriers and Facilitators for Children with Complex Communication Needs who use AAC Jennifer C. Hudson, Speech and Hearing Sciences; Advisor: Brandon Eddy