RCIF Judges

Judge at 2019 RCIF Judge at 2019 RCIF
The annual Undergraduate Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum (RCIF) allows students to present their research conducted under the guidance from faculty and research mentors.

2019 Judge with Sebastian


RCIF showcases research projects and accomplishments achieved across disciplines by UM's talented undergraduate students. RCIF engages students, faculty, and the larger UM community to learn about research occuring on all three campuses; therefore, this event is especially beneficial for those not yet involved in research. 

RCIF relies on faculty, staff, post-docs, and senior graduate students to evaluate students on their poster and overall presentation.

Click the below link if you are ready to register now or continue reading for additional information.


Judge Information

Judges play a critical role by providing tangible feedback to students. Presentations are scheduled in 20 minute increments between 1PM-4PM with a reception to follow. The total time commitment can be as short as 30 minutes or one afternoon if your schedule allows.

The Office of Undergraduate Research provides discipline-specific grading rubrics* and thorough instructions allowing individuals with no prior judging experience to participate.

*The 2020 rubrics will be posted online after they have been finalized for judges to review prior to the RCIF date.

Judge Registration

To register as an RCIF judge, please complete the form using the link below.


The form includes a section to disclose any students you may have a conflict of interest with. When the final schedule is released judges are asked to review their assigned students and promptly inform UGR staff if a conflict exists in order to be reassigned. 

Research Mentors

2019 RCIF MentorsUGR would first like to thank you for your commitment to students and research by sharing your expertise throughout the year!

RCIF is often the first time students have formally presented their research; therefore, having research mentors attend is helpful. When not supporting your student(s), mentors are asked to assist additional undergraduate researchers formally by serving as a judge and/or informally by discussing the other posters setup around the ballroom.