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ResearchFest is an annual event that highlights the best undergraduate and graduate-level research from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), and the Fischell Department of Bioengineering (BioE). It allows students to share their work in a fun, casual setting with faculty, staff and students from their own and other departments. The event is sponsored by BioE, ChBE and MSE, and features guest judges, prizes, and a reception.

You are welcome to attend even if you will not be presenting your research! We also invite you to browse past presentations and past winners and photos.

2013's winners and judges »

ResearchFest 2014

  • Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 11:00-2:00 PM
  • Location: Kim Engineering Building Rotunda and Kay Boardrooms
  • Cash prizes (deposited to student accounts) will be awarded.
  • Lunch will be provided following the “soundbite” presentations.
  • You are welcome to attend even if you will not be presenting your research!
  • Jump To: How to Participate

2014 Format

  • Submitters of accepted presentations (see How to Participate, below) will deliver a 1 minute PowerPoint slide "soundbite" summarizing research project along with a corresponding poster display.
  • Judges will select a group of semi-finalists based on the soundbites and have a follow-up discussion while evaluating the posters to determine the winners/runners-up
  • There will be three judges consisting of an alumnus or other representative from each department (BioE, ChBE, and MSE)
  • A winner and runner-up from each department will be chosen, each receiving a gift card.

How to Participate in ResearchFest 2014

  1. Submit your ABSTRACT by Friday, April 18.
    • The abstract should include a title, a list of authors, and a brief description of the research topic you are presenting.
    • Submissions should be sent to Andrew Quinn at aquinn@umd.edu.
    • You will  be notified the following Monday, April 21, as to whether your abstract is accepted.
    • Questions about abstracts may be sent to Beth Tennyson at b10esun@umd.edu.
  2. The SLIDE submission deadline is Monday, April 28, 2014.
    • Create a PowerPoint slide to accompany a 1-minute presentation of your work.
    • Download and use the ResearchFest template to ensure readability and consistency of content. Download a sample slide for reference if desired.
    • Submissions should be sent to Andrew Quinn at aquinn@umd.edu.
    • All submitted slides must be approved by you, any co-authors, and your advisor as acceptable for presentation in the public domain. Information on the slides may be included in handouts for judges and/or attendees, or posted on ChBE's web site. Photos of the poster session and/or presentations may be used online and/or in newsletters. Questions or concerns should be addressed to Andrew Quinn at aquinn@umd.edu.
  3. Prepare your poster.
    You may create a new poster for the event, or use one you have presented in the past year. You are responsible for printing your poster.
  4. Arrive early.
    Bring your poster to the Kim Building Rotunda between 10:00 and 10:30 AM on April 30. Easels, 40"x30" boards, and pins will be provided. If your poster is larger than the boards provided, plan on bringing your own or mounting the poster.

Questions?

Please direct questions to Andrew Quinn at aquinn@umd.edu.