Each Mid-SURE category is assigned at least one evaluator who is familiar with the respective field. We try to assign no more than six presentations per section so that the evaluator has ample time to provide constructive feedback. A few sections may have several evaluators, so some students may receive feedback from multiple perspectives.

What to Expect During the Event

There is a great deal of activity happening throughout the event. An information desk is located on the first floor and is a good resource for answering questions during the in-person event.  Contact the Undergraduate Research Office with questions prior to the forum.

Evaluators will be sent instructions by email. Evaluators will provide feedback to the student presenters through an online survey.

When providing feedback, please remember our commitment to advancing a culture of respect at MSU, and that you uphold our values for advancing student learning and success.

Sign Up to Evaluate

More details will be available in July 2023.

Sample Evaluation

You can see a sample evaluation sheet here

Questions? Call 517-884-4384 or email ugrsrch@msu.edu.


Volunteers play a vital role in helping us facilitate a successful Mid-SURE experience for our presenters and our visitors. If you are a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, faculty, or staff member, we invite you to volunteer with the Mid-SURE Planning Team.

We are using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize volunteers for the event.

  1. Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: Sign up is closed.
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like. 
  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com. 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually. 

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities

  • Room Moderator
  • Judges Check In Table
  • Presenter Check-In Table
  • Volunteer Check-In Table