K.K. Barnes Student Paper Awards Competition

Ages:Undergraduate

Types:Exam, Presentation

Category:STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

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.

Submit their papers where the top 3 pieces will be invited to do an presentation. The presentation shall be an oral SUMMARY of the written paper entered in the K. K. Barnes Student Paper Award 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 Cook
    cook@asabe.org

    Entry Fee:

    This competition is open to students in Undergraduate.

    This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

    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

    Submit their papers where the top 3 pieces will be invited to do an presentation. The presentation shall be an oral SUMMARY of the written paper entered in the K. K. Barnes Student Paper Award 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 Cook
    cook@asabe.org

    Entry Fee:

    This competition is open to students in Undergraduate.

    Deadlines

    This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.