Awards

In keeping with the interdisciplinary spirit of this campus-wide event, PRD judges will evaluate presenters primarily on how effectively they communicate their research to a non-specialist audience. Judges include undergraduate and graduate alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community.

These awards are from PRD2021 and will give you an idea of what will be available in 2022!

For more information on the evaluation criteria, you can view the PRD judges' rubric.

Judged Awards*

The following awards will be given in one of two categories: 

  • undergraduate researchers; and
  • graduate, postdoctoral, or early-career presenters. 

Multiple awards will be given in each category.

Awards range from 500 to 750 dollars. 

Outstanding Undergraduate Presenter Award

Awarded to undergraduate presenters who receive the highest scores among all undergraduates. Awardees will be featured during the live, virtual ceremony, and will have the opportunity to discuss their research with a moderator. (1-3 awards)

 

Outstanding Presenter Award

Awarded to the researchers who receive the highest scores amongst graduate, postdoctoral or other early-career presenters. Awardees will be featured during the live, virtual ceremony, and will have the opportunity to discuss their research with a moderator. (1-3 awards)

Orange & Black Undergraduate Presenter Award

Awarded to undergraduate presenters who receive the second-highest scores among all undergraduates. Presenters who win this award will have their presentation featured on the PRD website and the presenter names will be announced during the live event. (1-3 awards)

*Subject to change

Orange & Black Presenter Award

Awarded to graduate, postdoctoral or other early-career presenters who receive the second-highest scores. Presenters who win this award will have their presentation featured on the PRD website and the presenter names will be announced during the live event. (1-3 awards)

Graduate Student Impact Award

Recognizes the graduate student who clearly communicates the positive impact the research has on enriching or improving our culture, community or society. The presenter who wins this award will have their presentation featured on the PRD website and the presenter name will be announced during the live event.

FitzRandolph Gate Award

A symbol of the University's openness to the worldwide community, the FitzRandolph Gate Award represents the presentation that is considered the “fan favorite” by the Princeton community. 

All submitted presentations will be viewable by the general public on the PRD website and shared through University-sponsored channels. Using the FitzRandolph Gate Award voting form, the public can vote on their favorite presentation. The presentation that receives the most votes will win this award.

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