Project submissions for iSchoolChallenge ’17 are open now!

Keep reading for information from Tetyana, the MIM Program Coordinator, on how to apply for the iSchool Challenge.

Good afternoon:

​Just a reminder that you can now start submitting your project proposals (300-word abstract describing your project) for the iSchoolChallenge competition — ​http://ischoolchallenge.umd.edu/

​The iSchoolChallenge ’17 – Showcase your project at the iSchoolwill be hosted on April 14, 2017.

This is an opportunity for you to display your work to a panel of faculty judges. You may work on a project by yourself, or better yet, grab some classmates and form a team of 2-4! Your projects can be in any field or area, and use the technology of your choice, as long as the main theme is related to Information Studies.

​IMPORTANT! ​The competition is open to all iSchool graduate (PhD, MIM, MLIS, HCIM) and undergraduate (BSIS) programs.

Dates to keep in mind:

    • Proposal submission opens – November 1st, 2016​​
    • Proposal submission closes – December 1st, 2016 (midnight EST)
    • Notification about your project inclusion in the competition – December 10th
    • Further details will be provided

Project will be graded in the following categories:

Category Rubric 5-4-3-2-1-0
Originality Project is original and/or innovative in concept or approach
Usefulness The project is valuable and solves the defined problem or meets the identified need
Degree to which the project contributed to potentially new research
Quality of Work Project is well designed and constructed
Implementation is relevant and complete enough to show the important aspects of the project
Presentation Project is demonstrated in appropriate detail for understanding by audience
Poster is attractive, easy to read, and layout is in appropriate logical order
Organization is clear and complete without extraneous information

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