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Oral Presentations for Arts/Architecture and Humanities Students

New in 2017, all students submitting an abstract in the arts/architecture and humanities categories will present their research as an oral presentation. Please note that abstract submission guidelines and the review/acceptance process is the same for all Denman Forum applicants.

Students selected to participate in the 2017 Denman Forum will present in either the morning or afternoon session (according to the first letter of the student’s last name).  A complete schedule will be emailed to students in mid-March 2017.

Schedule for 2017 Denman Forum (Wednesday, March 29):

I. Morning Session (Last names A-L)

  • Check-In: 8:30-9:15 am
  • Oral Presentations and Judging: 9:30-11:30 am

II. Remarks by President Drake and Mentoring Awards Presentation: 12:15-12:45 pm

III. Afternoon Session (Last names M-Z)

  • Check-In: 1:00-1:45 pm
  • Oral Presentations and Judging: 2:00-4:00 pm

IV. Break with light snacks: 4:00-5:00 pm

V. Award Ceremony: 5:00-6:00 pm

Oral Presentation Format

Each student will have approximately a total of 12 minutes to present his/her research (≈8 minutes for the presentation and ≈4 minutes for evaluator questions).   Please note that exact presentation length is subject to change depending upon the number of abstract submissions received.   

Approximately two weeks prior to the 2017 Denman Forum, a final schedule and digital presentation (e.g., PowerPoint, Prezi slides) upload instructions will be distributed, via email, to students delivering oral presentations. 

Presentation Judging

OSU faculty, graduate students, and corporate professionals will evaluate oral presentations using a structured rubric.  The rubric for oral presentation evaluation is available here:  http://undergraduateresearch.osu.edu/documents/17DenmanJudges_EvaluationTool.docx

Two judges will be in the audience during each student’s oral presentation.  Each student should be prepared to explain his/her research project to both experts and non-experts in his/her field