University of Wisconsin–Madison

UniverCity Year Dane County celebration

Help us celebrate the UniverCity Year Dane County partnership on May 4, 2018 at Dejope Hall.

More than 350 students and 16 faculty members worked on projects for the Dane County Board of Supervisors during the 2017-2018 academic year. Come meet the teams, learn about their work, discuss next steps with Dane County staff and enjoy a complimentary assortment of hors d’oeuvres and beverages. All are welcome to attend.

Event details

AGENDA

Friday, May 4, 2018
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Complimentary food and beverages available throughout the event.

  • 4:00-4:45 p.m.
    Student poster session and networking
  • 4:45-5:30 p.m.
    Opening remarks, student flash talks, voting
  • 5:30-6:00 p.m.
    Closing remarks, presentation awards and networking
LOCATION

Dejope Residence Hall
Lake Mendota Room
640 Elm Dr., Madison

Free parking after 4:30 p.m. is available in nearby lots 6258, 57 and 37.

 

Questions?

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

Student presentation awards

FLASH TALK PRESENTATIONS ($250 prize)

Flash talks are very short presentations. You will have no more than three minutes to explain your project in a clear and concise way to those who may be unfamiliar with your field of research. A single, static slide is required and will be displayed at the start of your talk. No sound, video or props are allowed. When you reach the 2:30 mark, a timekeeper will hold up a sign. A bell will sound at three minutes. Aim to finish before the bell rings.

Five students will present a flash talk. If more presenters sign up than we can accommodate, presenters will be chosen based on the course they participated in to ensure a wide representation of projects.

Judging criteria

Presenters will be judged on how well they engage the audience, convey information clearly, and demonstrate the significance of the project for the Dane County Board of Supervisors going forward.

One prize

The Distinguished Flash Talk prize ($250) will be judged by Dane County Board staff and UW-Madison faculty and staff and processed through the UW-Madison Bursar’s Office.

FLASH TALK DATES AND REGISTRATION
  • April 29, last day to sign up to give a flash talk (though the earlier the better to secure your spot)
  • April 30, PDF version of slide due
All students welcome

Students need not give a flash talk or poster presentation to attend the event. All are welcome.

Questions?

Feel free to contact us for more information.

 

POSTER SESSION PRESENTATIONS ($250 prize)

Bring a poster about your project, talk about your work, and answer any questions attendees might have. This is your chance to make connections across the campus and in the community in a friendly and informal way.

You are encouraged to use a poster you have already created for class. New posters are also allowable. There are no size restrictions. One common design is a trifold measuring four feet wide by three feet tall, mounted on foam core, and scored in the back so it stands upright on a provided table. You may also bring an easel to display your poster (contact us if you need one; we have a few). Presenters are responsible for designing and printing their poster and setting it up at the event. We have a few content and design suggestions.

We anticipate having space for all students who sign up to present a poster. If more presenters sign up than we can accommodate, presenters will be chosen based on the course they participated in to ensure a wide representation of projects.

Funds are available for poster printing on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need financial assistance, please contact us for more information by April 22.

Judging criteria

Presenters will be judged on how well they engage the audience, convey information clearly, and demonstrate the significance of the project for the Dane County Board of Supervisors going forward.

Two prizes
  • The Distinguished Poster prize ($250) will be judged by Dane County Board staff and UW-Madison faculty and staff.
  • The People’s Choice Poster prize ($250) will be judged by the attendees.

Both prizes will be processed through the UW-Madison Bursar’s Office.

POSTER SESSION DATES AND REGISTRATION
  • April 22, last day to contact us about poster-printing financial assistance
  • April 27, noon, printer-ready PDF version of poster due (for posters receiving financial assistance only)
  • April 29, last day to sign up to present a poster
  • April 30, PDF or JPG version of poster due (for posters not receiving financial assistance)
All students welcome

Students need not give a flash talk or poster presentation to attend the event. All are welcome.

Questions?

Feel free to contact us for more information.