Judging Categories

Explanations for the judging categories can be found below. There may be exceptions to each category so if you have any questions on what category you belong to, please email eirini_poulaki@utexas.edu and symposium.jsg@gmail.com.

The judge’s rubric can be found here. The rubric is subject to change before the 2021 symposium. Participants and judges will be notified in advance of any changes.

 

Early Career Graduate Students

  • Ph.D. Students (Pre-qualifying exam) with limited research results from their time at the Jackson School
  • 1st year Master’s students with limited research results from their time at the Jackson School
  • These students are encouraged to submit “idea” posters that outline their research interests and what they plan on studying for their thesis and any preliminary data.
  • If you are in the first year of your MS or Ph.D. and would like to present your Undergraduate research, you still should submit to the Early Career Grad judging category and should be made clear on your poster.
  • If you are in the first year of your Ph.D. and would like to present your completed MS work, you should submit to the Late Career MS judging category even if you are currently a first-year Ph.D. student as the judging criteria are different.

Late-Career Master’s Students

  • 2nd year Master’s students who have completed some of their own thesis research
  • Early career graduate students who are presenting on previously completed MS work

Late-Career Ph.D. Students

  • Ph.D. candidates (Post-qualifying) who have completed some of their own thesis research
  • Early career graduate students who are presenting on previously completed Ph.D. work

Undergraduate Students

  • Students currently enrolled as undergraduate students

High School Students

  • Students currently enrolled as High school students
  • **Abstracts should be sent directly to eirini_poulaki@utexas.edu and symposium.jsg@gmail.com**