School of Science, Mathematics and Engineering

The Oral Presentation/Demonstration


The goal of an oral presentation should be to teach your audience and the judges about something that you have learned in a classroom, lab or extracurricular setting which pertains to the sciences or engineering.

Each oral presentation should be composed of a 10 minute lecture accompanied by a PowerPoint slide set or actual demonstration. Each speaker will be provided with a five minute set-up period as well as a five minute Q&A session. Altogether the presenter will be allotted 20 minutes per presentation.

Creating a great presentation takes significant preparation.  Check out this link for some guidance:

A Guide for Technical Presentations

To participate with an oral presentation or demonstration poster in the Symposium you’ll need to submit a proposal describing your project by the abstract deadline.  Then at least a week before the symposium you’ll need to submit an electronic copy of your final PowerPoint presentation. ( See the Important Dates for the exact timing.)

Check back later for the judging criteria for oral presentations.

See below for examples of slide sets for previous entries.