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Help shape the next generations of scholars.

Thank you for your interest in serving as a subject expert!

Volunteers play a crucial role in fostering a supportive environment for our undergraduate presenters. Additionally, volunteering serves as an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the extensive range of student projects being conducted across all three campuses. 

Please consider volunteering by completing this short registration form.

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UGR thoroughly appreciates those willing to donate their time and expertise. 

Subject Expert Overview

A significant factor contributing to the success of the event stems from the feedback given to students as they strive to enhance their projects and presentation abilities. Therefore, UGR strives to have poster presentations evaluated by at least two volunteers and oral presentations by a panel of four.

What to Expect

  • Faculty, staff, postdocs, and senior graduate students from all departments are encouraged to volunteer as students are instructed to present their research to a general audience and not a specific subject area. 
  • No prior experience is required- guidelines and rubrics are provided by UGR.
  • RCIF does not rank students' presentations. Evaluations are shared anonymously with students for the purpose of providing feedback to continue improving their research and presentation skills.
  • UGR welcomes as much involvement as is feasible with your schedule.
    • Poster presentation lasts approximately ten minutes including time for questions.
    • Oral sessions consist of 4-5 students providing short three minute presentations with two additional minutes for questions.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Poster Presentation Evaluator

Poster sessions are each scheduled for 20 minutes. This allows time for the student presentation, questions, and evaluators to write down notes that will assist in completing the full rubric.
Poster Rubric

Oral Presentation Evaluator

Each oral session is scheduled for 45 minutes and consists of a panel with four subject experts evaluating five different projects. Students will present utilizing the 3MT model followed by 2–3 minutes for questions. 

Oral Rubric 3MT Overview

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 volunteering and/or informally by participating in the dialogue surrounding the other presentations.