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Second Annual Research Exhibition Poster Competition Is Underway

This year’s event includes a digital version

By Yuliani Sutedjo

Knightly News Reporter

The Second Annual Research Exhibition will occur on June 6 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Capital BlueCross Theatre.

The research exhibition is led by librarians Diane Porterfield and Emily Reed.

The purpose of this exhibition is, “For students to show off their work and let the faculty seen how hard they work, and to let faculty and staff at Central Penn College come and interact with students,” Reed said.

Last year, there was only a poster division in the competition. The research exhibition will have a digital version and a poster version.

In the digital version, students can create a PowerPoint and record their voice at each slide of the presentation and upload it using VoiceThread.

VoiceThread is a part of Blackboard in the forum created by the librarians.

Click here to see the guide on the digital version.

For the poster board, it’s the same as last year. Students can use any type of arts and crafts material, and be creative when making the poster and pamphlet.

There will be a lot of competitors. As of May 30, 36 posters had been submitted, Reed said.

Below are tips from Reed.

Tips for poster board

Reed offered the following advice.

  • The poster board is provided by the library, so participants don’t have to worry about deciding what size or color of poster board. Participants are encouraged to be creative with the board, and there are rules that need to be followed.
  • Don’t forget to prepare a 1-2 minutes speech, rehearse the speech and ask for feedback about the speech to be delivered to the judges.
  • Don’t forget to create a handout for the judges. Participants are allowed to be creative in making the handout.
  • Last but not least, don’t forget to dress professionally for the presentation.

Tips for digital presentation

Reed offered these bits of advice for digital submissions.

  • For the digital version, be creative on the slide show and don’t put too much information into one slide.
  • The presentation can’t exceed 10 minutes, including the voice-over. It’s best to shoot for 8 -10 minutes.
  • Don’t forget to create scripts for the slide show.
  • Remember to rehearse the scripts to make the tone and rhythm interesting, to avoid the voice being monotone.
  • Don’t be casual – keep it in academic language, because this is a professional presentation.

Yuliani Sutedjo is vice president of the Knightly News.

To comment on this story, or to suggest a story, contact the KnightlyEditors@CentralPenn.edu.

Edited by Knightly News co-adviser Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi

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Research Exhibition Day is Coming to Central Penn College

By Paul Miller, co-adviser to the Knightly News

Central Penn College is making plans for their first ever Research Exhibition Day, held June 6 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Summerdale campus, to promote student’s research on the subject of diversity.

The Knightly News podcast welcomed Library Director Diane Porterfield and Instruction and Reference Librarian Emily Reed on a recent podcast to discuss everything the students will need to know in order to register and enter the competition, which gives the students opportunity to earn experience and even cash prizes.

In the conversation that took place on the podcast, the librarians discussed many reasons why students should want to be involved with Research Exhibition Day.

“Poster sessions are not simply limited to colleges,” Reed said.  “This is something that happens at professional events nationwide in every discipline.”

Reed went on to discuss how they are used by professional organizations as a way to share research with other influential people in their field and also is something that can be put on a resume.

The Knightly News will be involved in the Research Exhibition Day, as members of the club will discuss the importance of diversity in podcasting, and how the barrier of entry is much lower now to hear diverse perspectives through podcasts.

To register, simply fill out the form at the Libguide link below, or visit the library and speak with a librarian.

The registration deadline is May 20.

More information can be found at the Research Exhibition Day Libguide:  http://guides.centralpenn.edu/researchexhibition


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