Expo Info for Judges

A true hallmark of the Student Scholarship Expo is the opportunity for Bradley graduate and undergraduate students to share their work with those from outside of their familiar Bradley community. 



Click HERE to complete a Judging Registration Form. (You can preview the form as a PDF by clicking here).


What qualifications must I have to be a judge? 

We invite ANYONE interested in witnessing the exemplary research, scholarship, and creative work of our students to serve as a judge in the Student Scholarship Expo. Judges evaluate students' ability to present their work through a short (5-7 minute poster presentation) to an informed generalist audience. We leave expert evaluation of the projects themselves to the students' faculty mentors and advisors. 

How much time is required to judge? 

We ask for just 2 to 2.5  hours of your time between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12th. You may provide us with your preferences in the judging registration form. Your time will be organized as: 30 minutes for poster viewing (without the presenters present), 1 to 1.5 hours for student presentations and questions, and another 30 minutes to meet with your judging group and determine group scores. 

Will I be on my own? 

We organize judges into teams who review the student poster presentations and determine scores as a group. You may request to serve on the team with colleagues or affiliations as part of the registration process. 

How do I register? 

Just click on the link above to complete a short registration form, OR contact us at osp@bradley.edu to let us know you would like to register.

Who do I contact with additional questions or comments? 

Please e-mail (osp@bradley.edu) or call (309-677-3777) Sandra Shumaker, Executive Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. 


Judges can participate in EXPO as follows (all events outside of an assigned 2 hour judging time are optional): 

Wednesday, April 12th

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Student Scholarship Expo Judging Period - Judges will commit to 2 hours within this timeslot to evaluate 3-5 student poster presentations, focusing on the students' ability to present their work to an informed generalist audience. 

Thursday, April 13th

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Public Viewing Period and Expo Student Reception - ALL students will be present to share their work and celebrate their accomplishments.

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Expo Awards Ceremony - Our President, Provost, and College Deans will announce the EXPO awards presented to the student projects which received the highest marks from our judges.