New this year, all master’s project and thesis completers from December 2020 – August 2021 are invited to present their research in a fun and creative way. The Virtual Capstone Contest intends to celebrate the exciting research conducted by graduate students across a spectrum of disciplines. The goal is to provide an environment where graduate students can explain their research in three-minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience and in as entertaining a way as possible.
Presenters will be competing again other students in their academic school (Arts & Humanities, Education, Professions, and Natural & Social Sciences). Participants will record themselves along with a single slide using Zoom and upload the recording in Digital Commons using the link for their academic school. The top three winners from each school will win a cash prize (1st: $200, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50). The deadline to upload the Zoom .mp4 file for the Capstone Contest is April 26, 2021.
Video remain viewable on Digital Commons.
School of Arts & Humanities
School of Education:
School of Natural & Social Sciences
School of The Professions
Instructions on video production and uploading to Digital Commons (Videos longer than 3 minutes will be denied entry)
Monday, April 26, 2021 – Submit video and additional information to Digital Commons
Monday, May 3, 2021 – Videos published for viewing and voting begins
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. – Voting concludes
Monday, May 7, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. – Presentation of Outstanding Master’s Awards and Winners of the Competition
To assist you with your preparations for your Capstone Contest presentation, please find a few links to suggestions and examples that will help you craft the wording for your presentation, creating your slide, and practice your verbal presentation. This year, for the first time, the competition is open to graduate students who completed their master’s thesis and master’s project from December 2020 – August 2021.
Preparation and Presentation Tips
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