2012 Naval Academy Science and Engineering Conference (NASEC)
On Tuesday morning, 6 November, the NASEC 2012 poster session will showcase a wide variety
of student projects. Posters prepared by attendees will present details on STEM-related
course projects, capstone projects, and research projects. At the end of the session,
prizes will be awarded for the top posters in each category.
Course projects: This class of projects includes any individual or group-based
exercise defined and completed as part of a standard curriculum in a STEM-related course.
The poster may be by a single student or a group of students who worked as part of
a single team. The poster must include details regarding the department and
title/number of the course in which the project was completed.
Capstone projects: This class of posters involves activities that comprise
a student-defined capstone project required as part of the program of study for
the students involved. This category admits individual or group posters, and is
expected to involve works in progress, although students who have completed their
capstone are welcome to present. The poster must include the name of the department
in which the project is being carried out.
Research projects: This class of posters comprises projects and activities
conducted as part of an independent or directed research course. These projects may
involve completed efforts or works in progress, and should be authored by a single
student. The poster must include home department information.
- The poster may be no larger than 32" x 40".
- An easel, foamboard and push pins will be provided for
- All posters must prominently include authorship and institution
information, and must also feature acknowledgements dependent on the
nature of the project.
- For course projects, the instructor(s) of the course must
- For capstone and research projects, the project advisor(s)
must be acknowledged.
- Any other people (TAs, technicians, faculty, etc.) who supported
the project in a tangible way should be acknowledged as well.
Poster Judging Process:
Judging will be carried out based solely on the content of the poster.
There will be no question/answer session with the judges.
Poster Judging Criteria: Posters will be judged
on the following criteria.
- Presentation (20%)
> Visual appeal
> Appropriate use of graphics
- Content (60%)
> Motivation (why we care)
> Problem statement (what you hoped to accomplish)
> Background (briefly, what has been done before)
> Methods/Approach (technical detail on what you actually did)
> Results (outcomes of the effort)
> Impact/significance [research/capstone only]
> Conclusions (summary of what you learned/accomplished)
> Future work (where you might go from here)