SOSE Awards for Outstanding Student Research and Innovation in Science and Technology 2012

ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

Awards for Outstanding Student
Research & Innovation in S&T 2012

About the Awards

These awards seek to recognize research and innovative work undertaken by Ateneo students in areas of science & technology. The work may be part of an undergraduate or graduate thesis or any other project which the student is involved in.

Guidelines and Schedule:

  1. There are four categories:  Undergraduate Basic Research, Undergraduate Innovation, Graduate Basic Research, Graduate Innovation
  2.  Only undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled for at least one term during the current school year (Summer 2011 and SY 2011-2012) are eligible. The research must also have been carried out during this period and the majority of the work must have been done at the Ateneo. Published works are acceptable, provided the work was completed within the prescribed period.
  3. Projects which involve a graduate student will be put in the graduate category.
  4. The deadline for submission by the department to the SOSE Dean’s office is on February 23, 2012 (Thursday), 5:00 pm.
  5. Entries should be submitted as an extended abstract, 3 pages maximum, including figures and references, using the following format: 12 pt Times New Roman, single space, 8½” x 11” paper, with at least 1” margin on all sides and a summary with a  maximum of 100 words. It should follow any standard format for scientific publication. Entries for the innovation category should include essential technical information, applications, and value-added proposition.
  6. Each entry should be accompanied by an endorsement by the chair and a 200-300 word essay explaining the significance of the work and the contribution of the authors.
  7. Each department (except HSc) may nominate a maximum of four entries in any of the categories (i.e., no distribution of entries is required). HSc may nominate only two entries in the Undergraduate category.
  8. Each department is entitled to submit an additional interdisciplinary entry which involves researchers from different departments.
  9. Participants can include both SOSE and non-SOSE students, especially for interdisciplinary projects. page 2 of 2
  10. The Board of Judges shall be formed in consultation with Dr. Ninette delas Peñas, SOSE research coordinator. It shall be made up of two faculty members from each department, one of whom will judge the undergraduate and the other for the graduate category, respectively. Elimination Round: Poster presentation: February 27 (Monday), 3-6pm, SEC C Foyer. All entries should prepare a poster (maximum size: 90 cm wide x 150 cm high). Products may be demonstrated during the poster session. The author(s) should be physically present for a Q/A session with the judges on. Two finalists will be selected from each category.
  11. Final round: Oral presentation: February 28 (Tuesday), 3-7pm, PCI Bank Lecture Hall.
  12. The finalists will be announced during the Oral presentation. Each finalist shall deliver a 15-min oral presentation with 5-10 min Q/A.
  13. Announcement of winners: March 2 (Friday), 4:30pm, MVP Roofdeck. Awards in each of the categories will be given. The entries from each department will be cited as the Departmental Research Awardee.
  14. Note on judging. The decision of the Board of Judges shall be final. The Board reserves the right not to designate awardees if it feels that there are no deserving entries.

Criteria:
Category: Basic Research

Overall

  1. Scientific and/or technical quality of the work in terms of the depth and breadth. Importance of the work in the field. (40%)
  2. Quantity of work done. Consideration of single versus multiple authorship. (10%) Poster Presentation and Q/A
  3. Quality of poster presentation. (15%)
  4. Ability to discuss and answer questions. (10%) Oral Presentation and Q/A
  5. Organization and clarity of oral presentation. Ability to answer questions. (15%)
  6. Overall impact of oral presentation. (10%)

Category: Innovation
Overall

  1. Scientific and/or technical quality of the work in terms of the depth and breadth. (20%)
  2. Innovativeness of work; value proposition. (20%)
  3. Quantity of work done. Consideration of single versus multiple authorship. (10%) Poster Presentation and Q/A
  4. Quality of poster presentation. (15%)
  5. Ability to discuss and answer questions. (10%) Oral Presentation and Q/A
  6. Organization and clarity of oral presentation. Ability to answer questions. (15%)
  7. Overall impact of oral presentation. (10%)
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