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. -