K.K. Barnes Student Paper Awards Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Types:Exam, Presentation

Category:STEM

Scope:National

Registration Closes
May 15, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

The objective of the K. K. Barnes Student Paper Awards Competition is to encourage undergraduate students in the preparation of better technical papers on subjects in the agricultural, food or biological engineering field. It is intended as a special inducement to supplement the training provided in the undergraduate curriculum by providing early practice in a type of performance required of professionals in the work in which they will later engage.

The competition consists of two parts: a written competition and an oral competition. Authors of the top three written papers are invited to attend the ASABE Annual Meeting to participate in the oral competition.

Grading System. Papers shall be graded according to the following schedule of points:
Maximum Points
A. Importance of the subject of the report in the field of agricultural, food, or biological engineering or mechanization. 10
B. Proper use and/or interpretation of data. 15
C. Originality and/or thoroughness of study. 10
D. Validity and worth of conclusions. 10
E. Conformance to good paper and technical writing standards.
1. Clarity, simplicity and ease of reading 20
2. Style-organization, grammatical accuracy, straightforwardness, coherence 20
3. Appearance and neatness, including quality of drawings, charts and photographs 15
TOTAL 100
  • Grading System. The oral presentation shall be governed by the grading standards which follow:
Maximum Points
A. Stage presence and ease of presentation: 1. mentally responsive to audience, 2. sincerity, enthusiasm and poise, 3. satisfactory rate of presentation, 4. appropriate gestures and movement, 5. quality of vocal delivery, 6. continuous presentation, without excess "er's and ah's", 7. ability to handle questions from the audience. 30
B. Organization of oral presentation: 1. satisfactory number of main points, 2. progressive sequence of ideas, 3. adapted to audience attitude, 4. adapted to audience knowledge level, 5. properly developed for conclusions drawn. 20
C. Development and clarity of presentations: 1. use of initial summary, 2. definition of necessary terms, 3. concrete and specific presentation, 4. consistent sequence of points, 5. clear transition between points, 6. final summary. 20
D. Quality of illustrative material (if used): 1. continuous contact with audience during use of illustrative material, 2. quality of visual material, 3. material kept simple, 4. material legible at rear of room, 5. display of material only when discussed. 20
E. Compliance with 15-minute presentation time schedule 10
TOTAL 100
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/student-awards,-competitions-scholarships/kk-barnes.aspx

Managing Organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Contact:
Sarah Rodriguez
awards@asabe.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Contestants shall be student members of ASABE and undergraduates at the time of the studies that resulted in the preparation of the paper.  Papers shall be received at ASABE headquarters no later than six months after the students’ receipt of the first professional degree. The number of contestants shall  be limited to one entry per year.

Registration Closes
May 15, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

The objective of the K. K. Barnes Student Paper Awards Competition is to encourage undergraduate students in the preparation of better technical papers on subjects in the agricultural, food or biological engineering field. It is intended as a special inducement to supplement the training provided in the undergraduate curriculum by providing early practice in a type of performance required of professionals in the work in which they will later engage.

Process

The competition consists of two parts: a written competition and an oral competition. Authors of the top three written papers are invited to attend the ASABE Annual Meeting to participate in the oral competition.

Criteria

Grading System. Papers shall be graded according to the following schedule of points:
Maximum Points
A. Importance of the subject of the report in the field of agricultural, food, or biological engineering or mechanization. 10
B. Proper use and/or interpretation of data. 15
C. Originality and/or thoroughness of study. 10
D. Validity and worth of conclusions. 10
E. Conformance to good paper and technical writing standards.
1. Clarity, simplicity and ease of reading 20
2. Style-organization, grammatical accuracy, straightforwardness, coherence 20
3. Appearance and neatness, including quality of drawings, charts and photographs 15
TOTAL 100
  • Grading System. The oral presentation shall be governed by the grading standards which follow:
Maximum Points
A. Stage presence and ease of presentation: 1. mentally responsive to audience, 2. sincerity, enthusiasm and poise, 3. satisfactory rate of presentation, 4. appropriate gestures and movement, 5. quality of vocal delivery, 6. continuous presentation, without excess "er's and ah's", 7. ability to handle questions from the audience. 30
B. Organization of oral presentation: 1. satisfactory number of main points, 2. progressive sequence of ideas, 3. adapted to audience attitude, 4. adapted to audience knowledge level, 5. properly developed for conclusions drawn. 20
C. Development and clarity of presentations: 1. use of initial summary, 2. definition of necessary terms, 3. concrete and specific presentation, 4. consistent sequence of points, 5. clear transition between points, 6. final summary. 20
D. Quality of illustrative material (if used): 1. continuous contact with audience during use of illustrative material, 2. quality of visual material, 3. material kept simple, 4. material legible at rear of room, 5. display of material only when discussed. 20
E. Compliance with 15-minute presentation time schedule 10
TOTAL 100

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/student-awards,-competitions-scholarships/kk-barnes.aspx

Managing Organization: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)

Contact:
Sarah Rodriguez
awards@asabe.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Contestants shall be student members of ASABE and undergraduates at the time of the studies that resulted in the preparation of the paper.  Papers shall be received at ASABE headquarters no later than six months after the students’ receipt of the first professional degree. The number of contestants shall  be limited to one entry per year.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
May 15, 2020 12:01am
America/New_York