Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase

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The Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase is an annual exhibition of the diverse work of SF State’s innovative and talented graduate students. Each year we host more than 150 graduate exhibitors whose presentations typically come in the form of a poster display that depicts the purpose, methods, and results of their research or creative projects. This year the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase will be held virtually!

This event is an excellent opportunity to share your work with the broader academic community, win prizes, and build your résumé or curriculum vitae.

The 2022 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase will be organized as a virtual academic conference between 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. (PST) on Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27

 

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PRESENTERS

The Showcase is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their research and scholarly work to friends and family, community members, and research partners. Presenters should complete the registration form by Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 11:59PM (PST). Presenters will be expected to speak clearly and concisely to attendees outside their discipline and should avoid discipline-specific jargon. Presentations will be limited to five minutes.

RESEARCH/SCHOLARSHIP BASED PRESESNTATIONS

Students showcasing research will share their work in five minutes following the below guidelines.

  • Presenters are permitted to use 1-3 static PowerPoint slides. No slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ are allowed. The slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration.
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound or video files) is permitted.
  • No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted. Zoom backgrounds are considered props. Ensure your ZOOM background is a blank screen or wall.
  • Presentations are limited to five minutes maximum.
  • Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • Presentations must be memorized and recited without the help of notes or cue cards.

CREATIVE PROJECT, ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE, OR DESIGN-BASED PRESENTATIONS

Students showcasing a creative project, artistic performance, or design-based presentation will share their work in five minutes following the below guidelines.

  • Presentations are limited to five minutes maximum. For performances exceeding five minutes, select an excerpt(s) to share to ensure you presentation meets the five-minute limit.
  • Electronic media (e.g. sound or video files) is permitted. Props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are also permitted.
  • Presentations may include poems, songs, raps, etc. if relevant to your performance or artistic-based presentation.
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.
  • Presentations must be memorized and recited without the help of notes or cue cards.
  • It is preferred that your ZOOM background be a blank screen or wall unless the use of your ZOOM background is directly related to your performance or artistic-based presentation.
  • Presenters may use multiple PowerPoint slides with transitions and animations.
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TIMELINE OF EVENTS AND DEADLINES

Tuesday, April 26 – Wednesday, April 27 | Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase

The Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase is an annual exhibition of the diverse work of SF State’s innovative and talented graduate students. This year the Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase will be held virtually!

The showcases are excellent opportunities for students to gain valuable presentation experience and feedback on their work, and for professionals, alumni, and the public to learn about various scholarship activities in the college.

The final schedule of events will be posted below in early April.

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ATTENDEES

Tips for attending the 2022 Graduate Research and Creative Works Showcase:

Event schedule will be posted by early April in the Timeline of Events section above.

Attending Chat/Q&A is easy, just arrive before the scheduled session starts if possible. You will hear the presenter introduce themselves, briefly introduce their project ( 5 minutes max.), followed by a brief question-and-answer session. You may enter or leave a session in between presentations, but be polite, quiet, and discreet. Audience members should keep their speakers on mute at all times. Presenters will unmute you to accept questions.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE AN ADA ACCOMMODATION TO REQUEST?

If you require an ADA accommodation, please email DPRC for accommodations: dprc@sfsu.edu

Q: HOW SHOULD I PRESENT IF MY PROJECT IS A PERFORMANCE OR CREATIVE WORK?

If your project is a creative work (such as a musical piece, visual art, performance, etc.) you could have a recording of your musical performance for attendees to listen to or you will have the option to perform it live over Zoom. Presentations are limited to five minutes maximum. For performances exceeding five minutes, select an excerpt(s) to share to ensure you presentation meets the five-minute limit.

Q: SINCE THE EVENT IS VIRTUAL, DO I NEED TO MAKE A POSTER?

Students will not submit a poster but will have the option to utilize PowerPoint and other media. Please refer to the Presenters section above for presentation guidelines.

Q: DOES MY RESEARCH OR CREATIVE WORK PROJECT NEED TO BE COMPLETE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE?

When outlining or discussing your project, simply explain how far your project has developed and what implications you've seen thus far. Your project should encompass the following:

  1. Motivation for your project
  2. Problem statement
  3. Your approach to the problem
  4. Results
  5. Implications of project findings

In approaching the "results" and "project implications" topic areas, you do not need to have completed project results to present at the Showcase.

Q: DOES MY PROJECT NEED TO BE APPROVED BY IRB?

Yes. In order to participate in the Research and Creative Works Showcase, your project must be approved or exempt by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs- Human and Animal Protection (HAP).

When research involves human or animal subjects, approval of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or University Animal Care and Use Committee (UACUC) is required. Visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs - Human and Animal Protections website for more information.