Each Mid-SURE category is assigned a faculty or graduate student evaluator who is familiar with the respective field. Categories with multiple sections (i.e., some sections have seven or eight sections) will each be assigned a separate evaluator. We try to assign no more than six students per evaluator so that each has ample time to evaluate and provide constructive feedback. A few sections may have several evaluators,  so some students may receive feedback from multiple perspectives.

What to expect on the day of the event?

Evaluators will be provided a nametag, instructions, rubric, abstracts, and clipboard.   Each poster has been assigned a number, and the evaluator will look for that number on the easel. Evaluators may ask questions to the students about their posters and will provide feedback in the following areas: introduction and goals, methods, results, conclusions and future work, overall look of poster, and  communication skills. Feedback will be returned to the students approximately 1 week after the forum via email or by their program director if they are participating in a sponsored MSU summer research program. You can see a sample evaluation sheet here. Each poster session is 75 minutes in length. -

We need faculty, research associates, post-doctoral students, graduate students, and academic staff can serve as evaluators.  If you are interested, please sign up by July 22. Contact Lizzy King, Assistant Director for Undergraduate Research, with questions at 517-884-1559 or lizzy@msu.edu.