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Thank you for your interest in judging at the UWM Undergraduate Research Symposium!

Sign Up to Judge

If you would like to assist with symposium set-up (Thursday, April 25th) or take-down (directly after closing remarks), please email Jessica Schuld ( to RSVP.

What to Expect:

We will confirm judging assignment a week or two before the event. On April 26th, judges will report to registration outside of the Wisconsin Room 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.

Poster Presentation:

Each judge will be assigned up to 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!