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Project Types & Categories

Project Types & Categories

Poster Presentations:

These projects will be evaluated by Springfield College faculty and staff members.

  • Science -  Projects entered into this category should present and evaluate quantitative data on a topic relevant to the Sciences (for example: Chemistry, Biology, Physics). Works may include manipulative experimental studies, comparative experimental studies, or meta-analyses of previously collected data. Research syntheses/literature reviews without a quantitative aspect should be considered for the Critical Interpretation category.

  • Social Science - Poster Projects entered into this category should present and evaluate quantitative data on a topic relevant to the Social Sciences (for example: Sociology, Psychology, History, or other relevant discipline Education, Physical Education). Works may include manipulative experimental studies, comparative experimental studies, or meta-analyses of previously collected data. Research syntheses/literature reviews without a quantitative aspect should be considered for the Critical Interpretation category.

  • Clinical Case Study - Items submitted in this category should include a case report of a unique, or irregular presentation of either common (highly prevalent) or uncommon conditions or circumstances when compared to current literature in the respective field of study.

  • Critical Interpretation Project - Items submitted in this category should include studies or projects from the liberal arts (English, humanities, history, religion, philosophy, world religions) or descriptive science/social science projects that seek to describe and interpret topics or texts related to these disciplines. This may also include non-quantitative research syntheses/literature reviews in the sciences/social sciences.

Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations:

These projects will be evaluated by Springfield College faculty and staff members.

  • Conference Presentation - Conference presentations are an opportunity for students to present in a particular field or about a focused topic by conducting research or a review of the literature on a particular topic. Presentations may discuss correlations, present interpretive arguments, or shed new light on a topic in a discipline.

  • Conference Paper - Conference papers are an opportunity for students to enter the discourse in a particular field or about a focused topic by conducting research and responding to primary and secondary sources. Papers can trace connections, present interpretive arguments, or shed new light on a topic in a discipline.

Multimedia Presentations

Multimedia Presentations:

These projects will be evaluated by Springfield College faculty and staff members.

  • Projects entered into this category should incorporate a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video and/or interactivity content forms. The various formats should be intended to enhance the audience experience and understanding of the project (e.g. to make it easier and faster to convey information).

Literary Readings

Literary Readings:

Non-Evaluative or External Evaluation (group or organization registration)
  • Readings in this category include newspaper articles, poetry, or fiction that has been published in the Alden Street Review, Springfield College Newspaper, Pride Sports, or other publications.

Arts

Arts:

Non-Evaluative or External Evaluation (group or organization registration)
  • Artwork -  Pieces submitted in this category may include drawings, paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, or crafts. Artwork will be evaluated on originality, craftsmanship, design quality, communication of intent, and presentation.

  • Performing Art