The purpose is to recognize students with the ability to cogently and persuasively present their opinions on a scientific issue.
One student presenter and on student judge from each school may participate.
Presenting delegates are to educate themselves as to the scientific and social issues related to the topic below, and prepare a five-minute presentation, prior to attending the meeting. No visual aids may be used. Presenters may use note cards during presentation.
Judging delegates need not prepare, but familiarity with the topic may give them a better basis for judgment.
- Presenters are judged once in the morning by their peers and the top five finalists are selected.
- The finalists will give a second presentation in the afternoon. A panel of undergraduate and graduate student researchers will judge and score the final presentations. The most outstanding presenter will be the winner.
- Finalists will be recognized and each will receive a certificate.
- The top two students will receive a plaque.
This Year’s Topic:
Should pharmaceutical companies be required to make all medicines accessible (in terms of pricing and availability) to all people?