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Thank you for your interest in judging at the UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium! We have closed the sign-up, but if you are interested in serving as a judge for posters from 10am-11am, please email Jessica Schuld (

What to Expect:

We will confirm judging assignment a week or two before the event. On April 28th, judges will report to registration in Panther Connection (see map below) 10-15 minutes before their assigned session. At registration judges will pick up a clipboard with their assignment as well as a name tag. Students have been instructed to present to a general audience so no previous knowledge in the subject area should be needed. We invite you to stay for the reception, remarks and awards from 12p.m.-1p.m.

Registration Location indicated

Poster Presentation:

Each judge will be assigned four posters to visit and grade based on the rubric below. We expect that judging should take no more than an hour and would like you to turn in your rubric no later than 11:15 a.m. so that we can tabulate which students will receive outstanding presentation awards.

Oral Presentations: 

We will assign two judges to each room where they will have up to four students presenting within an hour time slot. Each room will have a moderator who will be introducing each student and making sure timing stays on track. Judges will be provided with the rubric below and we ask that it is returned to registration immediately following the conclusion of all presentations.

Thank you for your support!