Frequently Asked Questions

 

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When and where is this semester’s Showcase?

What are the dates and locations for future Showcase events?

Who can register to present at the Showcase?

What type of presentation should I sign up for?

When and how can I register to present at the Showcase?

What is a mentor/advisor and am I required to have one to participate in the Showcase?

How do I know if I’ve registered as a presenter for this semester’s Showcase?

Where can I find information about the poster presentation (eg. requirements, how to print my poster, etc)?

Where can I find information about the oral presentation (eg. requirements, how to upload my presentation, etc)?

Where can I get in-person advice/guidance for putting together my presentation?

What time will I present?

What is appropriate attire for presenters?

What can I do to prepare for the big day?

Can I attend if I’m not presenting and how do I RSVP?

Can I volunteer for this event?

How will my presentation be evaluated and when can I expect to receive the results?

How do I list the Undergraduate Showcase on my CV/résumé?

How do I list an award/recognition received at the Undergraduate Showcase on my CV/résumé?

What if I have a question that is not listed here?


When and where is this semester’s Showcase?

 

The 2017 Fall Undergraduate Showcase will be on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Sakamaki Hall and Campus Center Ballroom. Please check the Event Overview page for a more detailed schedule of the event.

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What are the dates and locations of future Showcase events?

 

The Undergraduate Showcase is typically held during one of the study days preceding finals week each semester. Please note that the tentative dates for future Showcase events listed below are subject to change based on the UH Mānoa academic calendar.

2018 Spring Undergraduate Showcase: Friday, May 4, 2018
2018 Fall Undergraduate Showcase: Friday, December 7, 2018
2019 Spring Undergraduate Showcase: Friday, May 3, 2019

The event will be held on the UH Mānoa campus. Exact locations are not set until the semester of the event, when they will be posted to the Event Overview page.

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Who can register to present at the Showcase? 

 

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa undergraduate students in all fields of study with a research project or creative work are eligible to participate in this event. Registration for projects in the proposal stage will not be accepted for the Showcase.

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What type of presentation should I sign up for?

 

Most students participate in the Undergraduate Showcase to fulfill an oral presentation requirement for their program (eg. Honors, UROP). A poster presentation is optional only for students presenting a finished project. Projects in the proposal stage will not be accepted for the Undergraduate Showcase.

Presenters have the choice to present a research or creative project. Research projects generally focus on the data, methods, and analysis of the data. Creative works typically emphasize the skill/craftsmanship and creativity/originality of the work. The rubrics and evaluation forms are different between research and creative projects, and can be found on the respective oral and poster presentation pages.

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When and how can I register to present at the Showcase?

 

Registration is open from the end of January to mid-February for the Spring Showcase and early September to the beginning of October for the Fall Showcase. Please check the Important Dates page for the deadline to register and the link to the registration form.

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What is a mentor/advisor and am I required to have one to participate in the Showcase?

 

A mentor or advisor is a UH Mānoa faculty member who will advise the student on his/her project, abstract, and oral and/or poster presentation. This will typically be the person who taught the class in which the student originally did this work or who supervises the student’s independent study, thesis, or project. While the mentor/advisor will be cc’ed on all email correspondence to presenters related to the Showcase, students are strongly advised to communicate directly with their mentors or advisors for the duration of the project.

Presenters are not required to designate a mentor or advisor in order to participate in the Showcase; however, a faculty mentor can be a very useful resource in guiding a student’s project and presentation. The Undergraduate Showcase encourages students to work closely with their mentors on their projects.

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How do I know if I’ve registered as a presenter for this semester’s Showcase?

 

Students who have completed the registration form will receive a confirmation email from showcase@hawaii.edu. It is advised that students add this email address to their contacts in order to prevent event correspondence from being routed to spam/junk mail folders. Students may check the Important Dates page for registration confirmation timeframes. Once registered, presenters will receive several emails throughout the semester in preparation for the event. They should check their email regularly for event updates.

 

If students filled out the registration form but have not received a confirmation email by the specified date on the Important Dates page, they should contact showcase@hawaii.edu to inquire about the status of their registration.

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Where can I find information about the poster presentation (eg. requirements, how to print my poster, etc)?

 

Detailed information on poster presentations can be found here.

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Where can I find information about the oral presentation (eg. requirements, how to upload my presentation, etc)?

 

Detailed information on oral presentations can be found here.

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Where can I get in-person advice/guidance for putting together my presentation?

 

A student’s faculty advisor/mentor is the student’s primary resource for guidance on his/her specific project. In addition, the Undergraduate Showcase provides workshops during the semester to share general pointers for poster or oral presentation. Students can visit the Workshops page for online resources, find dates for upcoming workshop sessions on the Important Dates page, and register for one of the sessions if interested.

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What time will I present?

 

Presenters will find out their presentation time slot when the draft of the program is sent for registered participants to review.

Oral presenters: Please note that it is proper etiquette to remain in the presentation room from the beginning to the end of the oral session. Remaining in the room for the full session minimizes disruptions from entering/exiting classrooms – no one appreciates extraneous noise or distractions during their presentations, so students should be courteous to their peers. By doing this, students also support their fellow presenters and learn about the research or creative projects their peers are engaged in across campus.

Poster presenters: Poster presenters are expected to be at their poster for the entire duration of the poster session to answer questions from judges and spectators. Judges will be looking at multiple posters throughout the session, thus there is no designated time that they will be at a particular poster station. As such, presenters must remain available for the entire duration of the poster session.

Please refer to the Event Overview for general times of the various sessions scheduled to take place at the Showcase.

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What is appropriate attire for presenters?

 

Business casual or aloha attire are appropriate for this event. Find examples of acceptable style of dress below. You may also look at past event photos for a sense of how previous presenters have dressed. Remember, the aim is to make a good impression!

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Source: http://shrmuhm.com/resources/dress-etiquette/

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What can I do to prepare for the big day?

 

Find tips/expectations for the Showcase here. Advice from past Showcase presenters may be found here.

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Can I attend if I’m not presenting and how do I RSVP?

 

Anyone is welcome to attend the event: students, faculty, and staff across campus as well as community members come out for the Showcase. Presenters are highly encouraged to invite friends, family, and their mentor to the event. Guests do not need to register beforehand. For students in Honors or who are considering applying for the Honors Program or a UROP award, this would be a great opportunity to learn about what peers across campus are doing. An even better way to build connections and gain insight into the event is to sign up to volunteer.

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Can I volunteer for this event?

 

Of course and we would be extremely grateful to have students help out! Please visit our Volunteer page to sign up.

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How will my presentation be evaluated and when can I expect to receive the results?

 

Faculty members from a broad range of disciplines across campus are recruited to serve as judges at this event. Judges are tasked with providing presenters with feedback on their presentations. Participants will receive a copy of their evaluation forms via email two to three business days following the Showcase.

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How do I list the Undergraduate Showcase presentation on my CV/résumé?

 

Below are some general guidelines for listing a(n) oral and/or poster presentation in the Undergraduate Showcase on a CV/résumé (note: the exact format will depend on the student’s major and the CV/résume style; participants are advised to check with their faculty mentor on the appropriate format for their particular presentation).

 

This information will be listed within a broader section titled “Research and Publications,” under a subsection such as “Professional Presentations” or “Publications and Presentations.”

 

Example 1 Format:

    Type of Presentation, Month, Year of Presentation: “Title of Presentation or Poster.”

  • Name of Event, University or Location

 

Example 1 Format in a CV/Résumé:

   Research and Publications

    Professional Presentations

    Poster, May 2016: “Organizational Cohesiveness: OASIS CSA.”

  • Undergraduate Showcase, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

 

    Oral Presentation, December 2015: “Searching for an Innovative Agriculture of Connection: Study of OASIS CSA.”

  • Undergraduate Showcase, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

 

Example 2 Format:

    Last Name, First and Middle Initials; Collaborator’s Last Name, First and Middle Initials; Subsequent Collaborator’s Last Name, First and
    Middle Initials. Title of Presentation. Presented at the Event Name, City, State, Country (if needed), Presentation Date; poster (include
    number if applicable)/oral presentation.

 

Example 2 Format in a CV/Résumé:

   Research and Publications

   PRESENTATIONS

   Taylor, R. M.; Sherton, J. M.; Kozer, J. A. Investigation of acid-base properties of the SOR model complex N4SFeIII-OOH. Presented at the
    University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase, Honolulu, HI, United States, May 6, 2016; poster #12.

 

Example 3 Format:

    Last Name, First and Middle Initials. (Year, Month of Presentation). Title of Presentation. Type of presentation presented at Event Name,
    Event Location.

 

Example 3 Format in a CV/Résumé:

    Research and Publications

    PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

    Taylor, R. M. (2016, May). Beyond redlining: Editing software that works. Oral session presented at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
    Undergraduate Showcase, Honolulu, HI.

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How do I list an award/recognition received at the Undergraduate Showcase on my CV/résumé?

 

Below are some general guidelines for listing a(n) award/recognition received at the Undergraduate Showcase on a CV/résumé (note: the exact format will depend on the student’s major and the CV/résume style; participants are advised to check with their faculty mentor for more specific format details).

 

This information will be listed within a broader section titled “Grants and Awards” or “Awards and Recognitions.” These awards should be listed in a separate section from “Research Experience.”

 

Example 1 Format:

    Full Title of Award, Date of Award: “Title of Presentation/Paper/etc.,” Name of Event.

 

Example 1 Format in a CV/Résumé:

    Grants and Awards

    Best Poster Award in Social Sciences, May 2016: “Community-Supported Agriculture: OASIS CSA,” University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
    Undergraduate Showcase.

 

Example 2 Format:

    Full Title of Award: “Title of Presentation/Paper/etc.”
    Name of Event, Date of Award.

 

Example 2 Format in a CV/Résumé:

    Grants and Awards

    Best Oral Presentation in Natural Sciences: “Investigation of the acid-base properties of the SOR model complex N4S-FeIII-OOH.”
    University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Undergraduate Showcase, December 2015.

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What if I have a question that is not listed here?

 

Feel free to contact us at showcase@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-8361.

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