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Planning Student Professional Development Conferences . An Overview for SPDC Hosts in Districts G, H, I and J. Objectives. Provide information on the preparation for and conduct of the ASME Student Professional Development Conferences

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planning student professional development conferences
Planning Student Professional Development Conferences

An Overview for SPDC Hosts in Districts G, H, I and J

objectives
Objectives
  • Provide information on the preparation for and conduct of the ASME Student Professional Development Conferences
  • Answer questions and discuss issues involved in hosting an SPDC
  • Confirm which competitions will be held at each SPDC
outline
Outline
  • Introduction to Updated Online Host Guide
  • Key Responsibilities of Host
  • Judges Packets
  • Registration and Printing Prior to SPDC
  • Conducting the Old Guard Oral Competition
  • Conducting the Old Guard Poster and Web Competitions
  • Conducting the Student Design Competition
  • Awarding Prizes
  • Reporting
  • Questions
updated online host guide
Updated Online Host Guide

http://districts.asme.org/SPDC/Host/

  • Responsibilities and roles of all involved
  • Recommendations for SPDC Planning Committee Structure
  • Guidance on budget and agenda planning
  • Bullet checklists and timelines for tasks, according to sub-committee

Appendices:

  • Statistics from prior SPDCs
  • Information on contracts
  • Sample agendas and budgets
  • Links to all Competition Rules
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Updated Online Host Guide

SPDC Templates: http://www.asme.org/Governance/KnowledgeCommunity/Student_Professional.cfm

  • Judges and Sponsors sample letters
  • Registration Files
  • Certificates
  • Competition Files
  • Awards Ceremony Presentation
  • Winners Report

Template page is on the Knowledge and Community Home Page

key responsibilities
Key Responsibilities
  • Registration
  • Finance
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Competitions – setup and pre-conference preparation
  • Coordinate rooms for all agenda items
  • Ensure there is time on the agenda for an SDOB Meeting
  • Send Winners Report and Final Registration to ASME
pre competition preparation all competitions
Pre-Competition Preparation (all Competitions)

Prior to the Conference - Contestants:

  • All students entering any competition must submit a competition entry form to compete by a set date before the SPDC – typically two weeks prior. No onsite entries. Information that will be collected includes:
    • Student Name
    • University
    • Presentation/Poster/Web Page Title or Team Name
    • ASME Student Number (Only undergraduate student members in good standing can compete.)
    • (OG Oral) Audio visual requirements (projector, DVD, etc.)

Note: All OG entrants must adhere to the Old Guard Eligibility requirements:

http://www.asme.org/Events/Contests/Old_Guard_Prize_Oral.cfm

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Pre-Competition Preparation (all Competitions)

Prior to the Conference - Judges:

  • Locate Three (3) Industry Judges for each competition (4 for the Student Design Competition)
  • Arrange a back-up judge in case of cancellation
  • Send judges confirmation letter and copy of rules and score sheet (see sample letter)
  • Send Judge information on time, location (directions), meeting room and parking (include a contact name and phone number)
  • Invite judges to attend lunch or dinner
  • Prepare Judges’ Packages
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Pre-Competition Preparation (all Competitions)

Prior to the Conference – Logistics

  • Fill in & Print Certificates of Participation for each entrant
  • Confirm Prize Money Available (Amira El-Ghobashy, [email protected])
  • Print Judges Scoring Sheets for each entry (print pages separately)
  • Print Appropriate Signs for Each Door
  • Have a workers meeting to make sure they understand roles
  • (SDC only) Have a set time in the agenda for inspection and qualification, competitor questions, conduct of the competition, and judge deliberation
  • (Poster and Web only) Have a set time when posters must be set up and web page CDs must be submitted
judges packets
Judges’ Packets

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og oral competition judges packet
OG Oral Competition Judges’ Packet

Pocket folder recommended -- also make a package for the moderator

  • One score sheet per competitor, in order in which the presentations will be made
  • Complete set of rules
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Moderator packet to also include a recap sheet
og poster competition judges packets
OG Poster CompetitionJudges’ Packets

Pocket folder recommended

  • Complete set of rules
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Do not place score sheets in packets!!
  • Good idea for monitor to have an extra set of score sheets, in case a judge makes a mistake or fills out the wrong one.
og web page competition judges packets
OG Web Page CompetitionJudges’ Packets

Pocket folder recommended

  • Complete set of rules
  • Pen or Pencil
  • One score sheet for each competitor
student design competition judges packets
Student Design CompetitionJudges’ Packets
  • Score sheets usually set up electronically by the Chief Judge (template available)
  • 2 copies of the problem statement
  • 2 copies of all Q & A
  • Put these in two 3-ring binders
    • one binder for judges as a reference
    • other binder for competitors as a reference
registration information
Registration Information

Have available at registration:

  • Summary report of all registration information
  • List of all registered attendees - By unit and by last name
  • Name badges
  • Badge template file for on-site (have printer)
  • No Shows, Replacements, On Site Registrations
  • On-Site Registration form (with built-in receipt)
  • ASME member forms, or web access for joining online
conference program information
Conference Program Information

The Basics

  • A simple agenda with events, times and locations listed

Extras

  • Names of all competitors in all competitions being held at your location (by Competition)
  • Times of individual OG Oral presenters
  • Names, logos, etc of sponsors
old guard competitions
Old Guard Competitions
  • Set up Order of Presentation for Oral Competition to avoid conflict of any are also entered in the SDC
  • Print Certificates of participation for all Competitors
  • Print Judges Scoring Sheets for each Competition (Print on separate pages)
  • Judges Recap Sheet (for recording of final scores and determining winners) for each Competition
  • Blank Score Sheet (for each Competition) as back up
  • Rules
  • Print File for Door Signs (Do not Enter-Presentation in Progress, Judges in Session, Etc.)
awards ceremony
Awards Ceremony

ASME HQ will send:

  • Blank Certificates for all participants, all winners (and winner’s school for 1st place).
  • Just insert name / school name in the appropriate place and print.
  • Winners Report Form and Prize Receipt (if staff cannot attend)
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Conducting the Old Guard Oral Competition

Prior to the Conference – Personnel Requirements:

  • 1 Moderator*
  • 2 Timekeepers*
  • 1 Session Aide (on hand for A/V support)
  • 1 Door Monitor for each entry/exit to presentation room

*Sometimes the moderator also acts as timekeeper

conducting the og oral competition
Conducting the OG Oral Competition

Prior to the Conference – Room Equipment:

  • Screen
  • VCR or DVD (if necessary)
  • Multimedia Projector
  • Desktop or Laptop* computer
  • Microphone (if room is large)
  • Free-standing Podium
  • Light Pointer
  • Two Stop watches (for time keepers)

Note: If contestants are using their own laptop computers, you need to allow extra time in the schedule between the presentations for set-up.

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Conducting the OG Oral Competition

Host Actions Prior to Conference:

  • Develop an order of presentations, ensuring that any students participating in both or Oral Competition and SDC won’t have a schedule conflict.
  • Prepare a program page with each contestant’s name, university and presentation title
  • In setting the agenda, allow 25 minutes for each contestant (15 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions, 5 minutes for next contestant set-up)
  • Acknowledge and thank judges in any printed program
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Conducting the OG Oral Competition

The Day of the Conference:

  • Make sure room set-up is complete and all necessary equipment is functioning properly
  • Assign someone to greet judges and provide judging materials (have a judges room available, they will need privacy for reviewing the score sheets and determining the winners)
  • Ensure that all contest personnel are in place and ready
  • Conduct a contestants’ and judges’ meeting prior to the start of the competition (build into the schedule) to review the rules, load presentations and review the conduct of the contest
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Conducting the Old Guard Oral Competition

Personnel Responsibilities – Moderator

  • The moderator is the master of ceremonies for the session
  • Make sure all judges are in attendance before a speaker starts his/her presentation
  • Prior to starting, ensure the audience understands the rules and how the contest will be conducted
  • Assist speaker in set up of A/V equipment if necessary and announce name of competitor
  • Announce Title of Presentation
  • Oversee the Conduct of the Question & Answer Session
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Conducting the OG Oral Competition

Personnel Responsibilities – Timekeeper

  • Time keepers are responsible for timing of presentations
  • Each presentation and Q/A session is to last a maximum of 20 minutes as follows:
  • 15 minutes Oral Presentation
  • 5 minutes Q/A session
  • First Time Keeper … 12 Minutes
    • Rise and remain standing until speaker acknowledges
  • Second Time Keeper … 14 Minutes
    • Rise and remain standing until speaker acknowledges
  • First & Second Time Keeper … 15 minutes
    • Rise and remain standing until speaker acknowledges
  • First & Second Time Keeper … 20 minutes
    • Rise and remain standing until speaker finishes
  • Recording/Reporting Functions
    • At end of Q/A Session make the following announcement: "Total time ________, Oral Portion ____."
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Conducting the Old Guard Oral Competition

Personnel Responsibilities – Door Monitor

  • Monitor doors to insure that people do not enter or leave during a presentation.
  • Open doors between each speaker, and close them during presentations to minimize any distracting noise.
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Conducting the Old Guard Oral Competition

Following the competition:

  • Escort judges to Judges Room
  • Once the judges have determined their selections, record results on winners’ report (this needs to be submitted to ASME)
  • Keep all score sheets confidential
  • Ask judges to record comments on page 2, collect and save for distribution after awards ceremony
  • DO NOT announce winners until the awards ceremony
  • Print winners award certificates (Provided by ASME)
  • Send “Thank You” letter to each judge
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Conducting the Old Guard Oral Competition

Prize Money:

  • First - $1,000 and a trip to compete in the final competition at ASME\'s IMECE
  • Second - $150
  • Third - $100
  • Fourth - $50
  • Fifth - (Optional – District Funded) $25
  • High Score In Technical Contest $50
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Conducting the Old Guard Poster and Web Competitions

Prior to the Conference – Personnel Requirements:

1 Host Worker – room monitor

  • Ensures room is set-up
  • Assists entrants with poster set-up
  • Ensure computer(s) for the Web Competition is available and functioning properly
  • Monitors room or area while judging is in progress
  • Assists judges
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Conducting the Old Guard Poster and Web Competitions

Prior to the Conference – Room Requirements:

  • Obtain Secure On-Site Area for Poster and Web Competitions
  • Set Up – Poster Competition:
    • Tables Only Around perimeter of room, 1 table in center of room with 4 chairs, other setup also possible. Number of tables required will be determined by number of entries
  • Set Up - Web Competition:
    • Computer(s)
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Conducting the Old Guard Poster and Web Competitions

Host Actions Prior to Conference:

  • Have a set time in the agenda for poster set-up and judging (Estimate – 10 minutes per poster, it is normal to set aside a minimum of 1 hour)
  • Acknowledge and thank judges in any printed program
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Conducting the Old Guard Poster and Web Competitions

The Day of the Conference:

  • Make sure room set-up is complete and computer(s) is functioning
  • In front of each poster, place 3 appropriate score sheets (pre-filled with info for that poster)
  • Assign someone to greet judges and provide judging materials
  • Assist contestants with set up
  • During judging, close off room or area to allow judges privacy

Note: No contestants nor audience are allowed in room while the judging takes place

  • Poster viewing can re-open once the judging is complete
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Conducting the Old Guard Poster and Web Competitions

Following the competition:

  • Once the judges have determined their selections, record results in awards presentation & on the winners report (this needs to be submitted to ASME)
  • Keep all score sheets confidential
  • Ask judges to record comments on page 2, collect and save for distribution after awards ceremony
  • DO NOT announce winners until the awards ceremony
  • Print winner(s) award certificates (Provided by ASME)
  • Send “Thank You” letter to each judge
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Conducting the Old Guard Poster and Web Competitions

Prize Money for each competition:

  • First place prize of $200
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Conducting the Student Design Competition

Prior to the Conference – Personnel Requirements:

  • 1 Video Camera Operator (optional)
  • Support personnel as specified by the Chief Judge
  • SDC setup committee should work closely with the Chief Judge
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Conducting the Student Design Competition

Prior to the Conference – Room Requirements:

  • Insure that any set-up materials are purchased and set-up is accomplished (work with Chief Judge to coordinate as needed)
  • Arrange for several host volunteers to be available for help with setup of the competition area
  • Ensure that the A/V equipment is available
    • Sound system (if room is large)
    • Video Camera and operator
    • Projection equipment (and screens if room is large)
  • Ensure that enough tables are available for all devices to be displayed for inspection and peer review
  • Ensure that enough stopwatches (not wristwatches) are available
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Conducting the Student Design Competition

The Day of the Conference:

  • Make sure room set-up is complete
  • Assign someone to greet judges and provide judging materials
  • Distribute SDC info handout with judges’ comments to judges
  • Direct competitors to the SDC area
  • Distribute SDC info handout to all team members
  • During any judge deliberations, provide an area to allow judges privacy
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Conducting the Student Design Competition

Following the competition:

  • Once the judges have determined their selections, record results on winners report (this needs to be submitted to ASME)
  • Keep all score sheets confidential
  • Winners should not be announced until the awards ceremony
  • Print winner(s) award certificates (Provided by ASME)
  • Send “Thank You” letter to each judge
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Conducting the Student Design Competition

Prize Money:

  • 1st Place: $500, a trophy, and a travel allowance to go to the finals of up to $1,500 per team with a maximum of four team members. 
  • 2nd Place: $300 and a plaque.
  • 3rd Place: $150 and a plaque.
awarding prizes
Awarding Prizes

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Awarding Prizes

Recognition of Participants & Winners:

  • Options - Separate Awards Ceremony, Luncheon or Dinner (choose best option)
  • Recognize and thank all judges, sponsors and volunteers
  • Acknowledge all contestant entrants (have them stand, pick up certificates of participation afterward)
  • Award Section with Most Students in Attendance
  • Award Poster Winner
  • Award Web Winner
  • Award Oral Winners (start with best technical, 4th to 1st place)
  • Award the Student Design Competition
awarding of prize money
Awarding of Prize Money
  • Winners pick up trophy, plaque, certificate, etc, at the awards ceremony
  • Each winner then signs a receipt which includes their ASME member number to receive the prize money
  • SPDC organizers – send ASME the prize receipt with ASME member numbers and signature
  • ASME Headquarters staff will send checks to the winners
reporting
Reporting

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reporting monday or asap following conference
Reporting – Monday (or ASAP) Following Conference

Send the following information to Marian Heller, [email protected]

  • List of all participants for all competitions
  • Name, school, email address of all conference registrants
  • Winners’ Report with names of winners and their schools
questions
Questions?

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