A student whose research paper selected for presentation is given 12 minutes to present their work followed by 5 minutes question and answer by the judges. The presenter must prepare a Microsoft PowerPoint file or PDF file to present the material. Each school must collect the files from students who are selected for presentation and submit the files by February 27, 2013. Each file must be named as described below.
Please try to keep the size of each presentation file to be less than 4MB. Note: large size pictures may be reduced by 'Cut' and 'Paste Special' with JPEG format. Email the file to JSHS@stonybrook.edu.
If you are unable to reduce the file size below 4MB and have large video files, they must be sent via CD-ROM to the following address. Make sure to notify us with a separate email. They must arrive by February 27, 2013.
Professor Chad Korach
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
To ensure backup, each student should bring USB flash drive or CD-ROM containing his/her presentation files to the symposium. Note: Students are not allowed to change files at the symposium. The back-up is only if the file has been lost, missing, or will not open. All files are checked prior to the symposium by JSHS staff to ensure they open on the presentation computers.
If the project was performed under supervision of mentor or a collaborative work, the presentation must include a clear description of student’s role and a scope of assistance received.
Naming of Files
Each student’s file must be named as “xxx-A-present” where xxx is the school code (in upper case letters) and A is the student number (A~F).
Any video files must be also named as “xxx-A-present-video1.”
- For a student listed B in the School Paper Submission Form, presentation file must be named as “FLH-B-present.” (Here FLH is a sample school code)
- Any video files must be named as “FLH-B-present-video1,” “FLH-B-present-video2,” etc.
Preparation of Presentation
Oral Presentations should include:
- The total number of slides should be 10~15 but no more than 20 (Note: presentation must end in 12 min.) Title slide giving the name of your research project, author’s name, and school affiliation.
- Background into the research problem: This may include initial observations or reference to previous work performed by the student or others.
- Methods and procedures: In an oral presentation this should be as brief as possible, but enough so that the audience has a basic understanding of how the experiments were carried out. Include pictures or diagrams of any apparatus constructed. No actual apparatus can be brought to the symposium. If you need to show how something works (for example, how your engineering project performs), include video in the presentation.
- Results: Use tables and figures rather than text, if possible. You will explain to the audience what the data in the figure or table represent. Be sure to label each axis and explain all symbols. Statistical tests should be included if appropriate.
- Conclusions: This is perhaps the most important part of the presentation. Be sure to reflect on your hypotheses and support with statistics.
- Acknowledgements: Any and all help that you received on your project (including that of your hard working teachers!) should be acknowledged at the end of your presentation.