Advice for Students Entering the 2015 Student Research Showcase

Kathryn Peiman had the top presentation in the graduate division of the 2014 Student Research Showcase. To help students prepare for the 2015 event, Sigma Xi's manager of communications, Heather Thorstensen, asked about her experience last year and her advice for students entering the showcase this year. 

Watch one of the clips or the full interview below. 

The 2015 contest will be March 23-29. Registration is now open. For more information on this online research presentation competition, visit the Student Research Showcase page. Kathryn's 2014 presentation site is


Kathryn Peiman's Advice for 2015 Student Research Showcase Participants
Why would Kathryn encourage students to enter Sigma Xi's 2015 online presentation competition?

Remember to Document Your Research
Kathryn talks about how she developed her presentation, which was about competition between birds.

Points to Get Across in Your Personal Video
Kathryn explains what she hoped to convey in her personal video.

What Feedback Can You Expect From Judges?
Kathryn says she received valuable feedback from the Sigma Xi members who judged the showcase. 

Full Interview:

Watch the full interview with Kathryn to learn how she recorded her personal video, how long it took for her to put her presentation together, and why she wanted to participate last year.