The success of the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference is due in large part to the many judges that provide feedback to the student presenters throughout the Conference. In addition to student feedback, the scores are used to disperse several presentation awards.
Judge Interest Application Link
Faculty, staff, post-docs, Purdue retirees, and graduate students should use the Qualtrics Form to indicate their interest and availability during the Spring Undergraduate Research Conference.
You may select more than one way to judge. We will use the availability you include to create a schedule and send that to you.
Please treat this interest application link as a sign-up form and block out the time you sign-up to judge.
Any judge who submits 9+ formal judging feedback forms through the Qualtrics system will receive a $25 gift card if they meet three requirements:
- Judges must be affiliated with Purdue as an employee (undergraduates excluded) or official retiree.
- Judes must complete the official registration form on this website to qualify.
- Formal feedback forms that indicate a "no-show" does not count towards the 9+ forms needed.
Logistics for Different Types of Presentations
In-person Poster Symposium - April 11 in PMU Ballrooms
Judges will be assigned posters as they check in to the poster symposium on April 11. This process will ensure all posters are evaluated at least twice for feedback to the presenters and to the colleges for making award decisions. Therefore, judges will not be assigned specific posters ahead of time. The goal of the poster symposium is for student presenters to consider a generally educated audience, which allows for this general judging process. The evaluations will use Qualtrics to tabulate scores and feedback. This link will be provided prior to the poster symposium.
Colleges and academic units will be given judges' feedback to decide which poster presenters receive their top awards.
Exception: Interdisciplinary and archival judges will judge those posters that fit their categories as there are additional questions to address their specific evaluation criteria.
In-person Research Talks - April 13 in STEW 214
Judges will be assigned research talk sessions prior to the event based on their availability and the timing of the presentation sessions. The goal of the research talks is for student presenters to consider a generally educated audience, which allows for this general judging process.
Colleges and academic units will be given judges' feedback to decide which research talk presenters receive their top awards. Formal judges will use Qualtrics to tabulate scores and feedback. The link will be provided prior to the research talks. Judges are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to use that day.
Exception: Interdisciplinary and archival judges will judge those research talks that fit their categories as there are additional questions to address their specific evaluation criteria.
Judges will be able to evaluate posters online during the April 10-14 viewing period. Judges will be assigned presentations to evaluate prior to the virtual conference and will complete a Qualtrics judging form for each presentation. Students have 7 minutes for their presentations. You would not be expected to attend a session or watch a live session for the virtual conference presentations.
Colleges and academic units will be given judges' feedback to decide which presenters receive their top awards.
To access the presentations, you must have a Purdue career account. Due to the sensitive nature of the research data presentations may contain, only Purdue community members with BoilerKey access may view them and judge them.
Posters | Research Talks | Virtual Presentations
Interdisciplinary Project | Archival Project
Notification of Judging
Judges will receive a notification with procedures and times as the event gets closer.
For questions before an in-person event, please contact UGResearch@purdue.edu.
For questions the day of an in-person event, please stop by the registration table at the event.