Student Project Showcase: ONLINE

Friday, April 23, 2021
Hosted in Blackboard

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Have you done research you want to share, accomplished something great with your student club, designed your own game or invented a new drone? Come present your hard work at the Student Project Showcase!

Students are encouraged to present their posters, talks, and demonstrations digitally. All projects will be hosted asynchronously on the Blackboard Organization for the Student Project Showcase. Check below for more information about our online plans, and find our presenter guidelines here (docx).

The virtual Student Project Showcase submission deadline is Friday, April 23.


Showcase registration opens March 19, 2021 and closes April 16, 2021. Registration is open!

You will be asked to provide contact information for you and your team (if applicable), some demographic information like your major and if this project is required for class, your faculty advisor's name, and a short abstract describing your project. You must register for the Showcase to present your work! Once you've registered, your Showcase team will help you submit your presentation as a blog post for review.

Showcase submission opens March 19, 2021 and closes April 23, 2021.

What types of projects can you present?

  • Capstone projects
  • Course assignments
  • Service-based initiatives
  • Conference presentations
  • Academic competitions
  • Club activities such as SAE Baja, robotics, etc.
  • Internships, co-ops, etc.
  • Anything else that demonstrates your hard work and skill!

How should I present my project?

  • Poster presentation: design a poster with details about your project. Prepare a short (~10 min max), explanation.
  • Lightning talk: present a business pitch, describe an experiment, or discuss an activity. Prepare to talk for no more than ten minutes, slides or other presentation optional. A microphone and a computer with presentation software connected to a projector screen will be available at the event -- bring any slides on a USB flash drive.
  • Demonstration: show off a game you created, a musical arrangement, or an engineering project! Prepare to stand or sit with your project and give a short prepared talk (~5min) explaining and demonstrating your work. Depending on your project, you might require space to fly a drone, a table for a display, an external monitor and power hookups to run a game -- please inform the Showcase Committee when you register so we can provide you the equipment you need.

Any electronic file should not be larger than 100 Mb. Check back soon for more information about the event schedule, materials provided, and details about awards and judging procedures!

Faculty and students are invited to discuss this event in greater detail with the 2021 faculty advisory board members:

  • Iulian Gherasoiu – College of Engineering – gherasi@sunypoly.edu
  • Rebecca Hewitt - Interim Library Director
  • Korkut Bekiroglu – College of Engineering
  • Ana Jofre – College of Arts and Sciences
  • Vijay Ramalingam – College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lynne Longtin – College of Health Sciences
  • Daniel Hebert – College of Business Management
  • Hakyin Lee – College of Business Management

Online Showcase FAQ

Q: When is the Showcase again?

A: The Student Project Showcase will still take place on Friday, April 23. We ask that registered presenters record their presentation and submit their project to the Showcase organization Submission Blog on Blackboard by 5 p.m. Friday, April 23. Projects will receive feedback and comments from judges by 12 p.m. Monday, April 26, and have the opportunity to respond to that feedback afterward.

Q: Why do I need to register?

A: The Showcase organization committee needs some basic information from you to accept your project. When you register, you'll be asked to provide contact information for you and your team (if applicable), some demographic information like your major and if this project is required for a class, your faculty advisor's name, and a short abstract describing your project.
Once you've registered, your Showcase team will help you submit your presentation as a blog post for review, in a format that works best for your project.

Q: What types of projects can I present?

  • Capstone projects
  • Course assignments
  • Service-based initiatives
  • Conference presentations
  • Academic competitions
  • Club activities like SAE Baja, robotics, etc.
  • Internships, co-ops, etc
  • Anything else that demonstrates your hard work and skill!

Q: How can I present my project online?

A:Find our detailed guidelines for presenters here! (docx)

Students will submit their projects as a blog post to the Showcase Blackboard organization, under the title of their project. You'll need to include your name (and the names of your teammates) and your abstract in your blog post. Then you can attach your presentation materials, which should have a visual and audio component.
All presentation materials must be under 100MB and in file formats or links that are accessible on multiple platforms, like PDFs, PPTX, MP4, or links to Youtube or Prezi videos. All presentations must be 10min or less.

  • Poster presenters: Please attach a PDF copy of your poster and a short narration (no more than 10min) to accompany it using VoiceThread or Prezi. Submissions should be 100MB or less.
    • Need poster tips? Check out our resources here.
    • You are also welcome to submit a link to a Prezi presentation or a Youtube video to accompany your poster.
  • Lightning talks: Please attach any presentation slides you plan to use to your blog post. Then, make an appointment with the Showcase team to record your 10min presentation over Collaborate. We'll set up a session for you, help you record your presentation, and upload the file to your blog post for you.
    • Make appointments by contacting library@sunypoly.edu with the subject line Showcase Presentation Appointment!
    • Presentation tips? Check out these resources for presenting online.
  • Demonstrators: Please talk to us about the best way to display your presentation -- you are welcome to submit a Youtube video, request time to record a presentation using Blackboard Collaborate, or suggest another way to display your work for 10 minutes or less.

Q: Am I required to submit to the Showcase Proceedings?

A: Submitting to the Proceedings is highly encouraged.  The Proceedings will be archived online, and it's a great way to feature your work for future graduate or employment applications. Click the Showcase Proceedings tab below to see entries from previous years!

Q: Can I present multiple posters, or participate in multiple tracks (poster, lightning talk, demonstration)?

A: Yes, multiple entries are allowed; however, students are responsible for representing their projects. Thus, having multiple entries if the projects do not involve teams would be difficult, and is discouraged. If teams coordinate representing their different projects throughout the event, multiple submissions are encouraged. Projects can also be submitted for multiple tracks, but the team must remain with their project throughout the entire track, and there is overlap between tracks, which would require coordination between team members to adequately cover responsibilities for presenting in each track.

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