SURC

Presentations

Oral

Student presenters have 10 minutes to speak from organized talking points or read from a polished paper about their scholarly project, followed by a 5 minute Q & A. They will have access to a computer, PowerPoint, projection and Internet/wifi capabilities and be placed in sessions of three to four presenters with a variety of disciplines. Session moderators will introduce presenters, ensure they do not exceed their allotted speaking time, and facilitate audience questions and discussion after the presentations.

Preparing Oral Presentations

  • Prepare and practice your presentation so that it is concise, clear, evidenced and effectively delivered.
  • Your presentation must be no more than 15 minutes, to include Q&A.
  • Your topic, thesis and/or methodology should be accessible to your audience, which may include people who are not specialists in your field.
  • Effective delivery includes good pace; appropriate volume; inviting posture, smile and eye contact; straightforward organization; and effective use of Power Point and handouts (beware of too many or too few Power Point slides!).
  • Seek editorial assistance and a practice audience from peers and/or faculty advisor(s).

Day of the Conference

  • Know the scheduled time and location of your presentation. Arrive early; locate your presentation room; arrive to your panel session at least 10 minutes early; if relevant, load your PowerPoint presentation on the room computer.  Out of respect to your fellow presenters, it is expected that you will attend your entire session, not only your portion.
  • Introduce yourself to the session moderator. S/he is there to support you; provide info so that s/he can introduce you before your presentation.
  • Bring presentation materials: notes; essay/talking points; visual aids, handouts and/or PowerPoint (on a thumb drive).
  • Present yourself well: dress professionally, wear your nametag, turn off or silence your cell phone and/or personal computer.
  • Be prepared to learn: this is an opportunity to confidently share your hard work and to humbly look forward to respectful questions and constructive feedback.
  • Good news: being nervous does not hurt your credibility or authority.
  • Have fun and enjoy!

Poster

Student poster presenters will spend one hour-long session standing next to their poster. They will speak about their research project to faculty and students and entertain questions from those who pass by. They will have a designated session for their poster presentation in the second floor of the Learning Commons.

Niagara County Community College will provide easels, push pins or clips, and a backboard to mount posters. Easels will be labeled with poster titles and first author's last name. The poster size should be NO LARGER than 36” x 48" or  48" x 36"( landscape or portrait orientation is fine and smaller sizes are acceptable). Because we are providing backboards and clips you can bring a rolled-up/unmounted poster.

Preparing Your Poster Presentation

  • Prepare a brief (3-5 minute) summary of your work for people who ask what your project is about.
  • Practice your presentation so that it is concise, clear, evidenced and effectively delivered.
  • Seek editorial assistance and a practice audience from peers and/or faculty advisor(s).

Day of the Conference

  • All poster presentations will be in the second floor of the Learning Commons.
  • Know the scheduled time of your poster presentation. Volunteers and signs will direct you to your specific easel location. Arrive at least 10 minutes early to set up your poster.
  • On the provided display board, you can set up a printed poster of up to 36” x 48” or a series of smaller printouts.
  • If you decide to supplement your poster with an electronic display, you must bring your own fully charged laptop/tablet as the facility cannot provide power in the poster display area.
  • Present yourself well: dress professionally, wear your nametag, and turn off or silence your cell phone or personal computer.
  • Consider bringing a hand out of your poster or contact info sheet/card to distribute to people interested in your work, including your name, home college or university, academic program, email and/or phone number, title of your poster and/or abstract of your project.
  • Be prepared to learn: this is an opportunity to confidently share your hard work and humbly look forward to respectful questions and constructive feedback.
  • Good news: being nervous does not hurt your credibility or authority. Have fun and enjoy!

Performance

Contact the SURC Chair at kgerbasi@niagaracc.suny.edu.

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