Session Chair and Judges Guidelines

Penn State Behrend - Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishments Conference

Session Chair and Judges Guidelines

  • Dates for online registration for Session Chairs and Judges will be announced.
  • Session Chairs will be notified and receive abstracts for their session in advance.

Responsibilities of Session Chair for Oral Presentations

  • Review abstracts assigned to a session related to your area(s) of expertise to determine their suitability for the session.
  • Confirm judges to serve in your oral session; a list of potential judges will be provided to you.
  • Create a schedule of presentations using provided template.
  • Serve as the moderator during your session; may choose to serve as a judge or not for your session.
  • Lead a discussion to select the top presentations to receive awards from your session; provide the results to the Organizing Team.

Responsibilities of Session Chair of Poster Presentations

  • Review abstracts assigned to a session related to your area(s) of expertise to determine their suitability for the session.
  • Confirm and assign judges to review posters with your session; a list of potential judges will be provided to you. 
  • You also will serve as a judge in your session on the day of the conference.

Responsibilities of Judge for Oral Presentations

  • Observe and evaluate oral presentations within a particular session related to your area(s) of expertise.
  • Provide student presenters with feedback on their presentations.
  • Work with the Session Chair/Moderator to identify the top presentations in your session.

Responsibilities of Judge for Poster Presentations

  • Observe and evaluate poster presentations within a particular session related to your area(s) of expertise.
  • Evaluate student presenters using a provided rubric and provide student presenters with feedback on their poster presentation.

Online Session Chairs and Judges Registration

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jay Amicangelo at [email protected] or 814-898-6334.