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Expo Info for Judges

Thank you for expressing an interest in serving as a judge for the 2020 Student Scholarship Expo. A hallmark of the Student Scholarship Expo is the opportunity for Bradley graduate and undergraduate students to share their work with those from outside of the Bradley community. We hope that the information provided below will encourage you to agree to serve as a judge for this event.

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 for the Student Scholarship Expo. Judges evaluate students’ ability to present their work through a short (5-10 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 2.5 hours of your time between 10 am and 5 pm on Tuesday, April 7th. You may provide us with your preferred times in the judging registration form. Your time judging will consist of 30 minutes for viewing the posters on your own, separate from the student’s presentation, 1.5 hours for student presentations and questions, and then another 30 minutes to meet with your judging group to determine group scores.

Will I be on my own?

We organize judges into teams; each team reviews their assigned student poster presentations and determines scores for each as a group. You may request to serve on a team with colleagues when you register.

How do I register?

Register online to complete a short registration form or contact us at to let us know that you would like to register.

Who do I contact with additional questions or comments?

Please email the Expo organizers, Kristen Woods and Melinda Faulkner, at with any questions.

There are several ways that judges can participate in the Expo. While events outside of the assigned 2.5 hour judging time are optional, we hope that you can participate in these other aspects of the Expo.

Judge Registration

2020 Expo Schedule

Student Scholarship Expo Judging Period

Judges commit to 2.5 hours within this time period to evaluate 3-5 student poster presentations, focusing on the students’ ability to present their work to an informed, generalized audience.

Tuesday, April 7

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Renaissance Coliseum

Public Viewing Period and Expo Student Reception

All students will be present to share their work and celebrate their accomplishments. During this time, you will have the opportunity to view posters of and talk to students that you were not responsible for judging.

Wednesday, April 8

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Renaissance Coliseum

Expo Awards Ceremony

Our President, Provost, and College Deans will announce the Expo awards presented to the student projects receiving the highest marks from our judges.

Wednesday, April 8

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Renaissance Coliseum