Presentation Directions

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Students making oral presentations will be given 20 minutes (five minutes to set up their presentation, 10 minutes for the actual presentation, and five minutes for questions and answers) to present their work. If you finish early, the session chair will not call the next student to the podium until that talk is officially scheduled in the program. So, please do not speak too fast but pace your talk so it fills the allotted time.

You will be called to the podium exactly at the time your presentation is scheduled in the program. If you have an emergency regarding your presentation, please contact Dr. John Price at 310/243-3403 or by email at

Arrive at your session at least 15 minutes before it begins to load your presentation on the computer. If you do not load your presentation before the session begins, you will have to load it at the beginning of your presentation time thereby losing valuable minutes for speaking if a problem arises.

You will be introduced by the session chair who will read your name and the names of the other authors as well as the title of your talk and author affiliations. Be sure to have a title slide with the title of your talk, the authors' names, listing yours first, your department at CSU Dominguez Hills as well as the departments and schools of the other authors if they are off-campus. The audience needs to visually see the title, who did the study and where the authors are located.

Also have a slide at the end of your talk acknowledging those who helped you complete your study as well as any grant or other support that enabled you to do your research, scholarship or creative activity.


Poster Presentations

Posters must be mounted on a hard backing to stand on a presentation easel. No posters can be adhered to the walls of the display area.

The organizers have tri-fold boards available for your poster. You can mount your text, graphs/tables or other information on the boards. You may also use other types of thick, rigid cardboard to support your poster. If you need a board, please arrange to borrow one from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at 310/243-3756 or Craig Geber at (the date to collect it will be determined). No boards will be available the day of the conference.

Posters should have an introduction, methods, results and conclusions sections along with a listing of the literature cited and acknowledgements to those who helped you complete your project. Please consult with your faculty mentor to design your poster as if it were being presented at a professional conference in your field. All presentations whether they are oral or via poster must include a statement as to the significance of the work.  

Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable presentations are among the most flexible format offered at the conference. While each session may look quite different from the next, they all allow for extended discussion among a small group.  Although roundtables rely heavily on discussion, this does not negate the need for advance preparation. You should prepare a five-minute description of your project idea or progress, along with a handout,  to share with other participants of your session.  Additionally, you should compile a list of any questions or talking points you would like the moderator to address during the roundtable discussion.



Oral presentations and poster presentations, displays and other exhibits will be judged. Students receiving top scores will receive monetary awards of $100 and runners-up will receive $50.

The table below shows the scoring criteria used by the judges. There are three judges per presentation. Oral and poster presentations will be judged using the same criteria.

1. Purpose stated clearly15%0-15
2. Methodology used was appropriate for the study15%0-15
3. Significance of research, scholarship or creative activity to the discipline15%0-15
4. Ability to articulate the research, scholarship or creative activity15%0-15
5. Organization of the presented materials (PowerPoint, poster, and other)15%0-15
6. Interpretation of results of the study or activity15%0-15
7. Ability to answer questions10%0-10
Total Points: 100 Possible  

The top ten highest scored oral presentations will represent CSU Dominguez Hills at the 2017 statewide CSU Student Research Competition at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. The date will be determined.