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04 September 2019

Research Fair 2019

Date: 26th – 28th November 2019
Time: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Venue: Taylor's Lakeside Campus
Location: LT20

Research fair is an annual program that features ingenuity and creativity of Taylor's Researchers by providing them with an avenue to showcase their scientific prowess and thirst for knowledge. In this three-day event, participants will exhibit and defend their research projects in Research Presentation and Video Competition. Research Fair also provides a venue where both research professionals and students can interact with each other and exchange ideas. Explore our upcoming Research Fair Sessions. 

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Siti Ruhaida Rahim
Research Fair Committee Secretariat
researchfair2019@taylors.edu.my
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ABOUT RESEARCH FAIR

The Taylor's Research Fair is a campuswide celebration of research and creative activity. The Research Fair has been a chance to celebrate faculty success, showcase our expert's work and engagement between student and professionals. The Research Fair, held every 2 years, offers something for everyone: Grant Holder's showcase, Postgraduates video competition, engagement sessions. Each session is tailored to Taylor's University research priorities and objectives. 

Through the Research Fair, researchers who are recipients of internal or external research grants will get to showcase their research projects through either focused presentations or creating videos based on TedTalk style or other creative format.  The comprehensive symposium program encompasses research projects from multiple faculties and is organized into forums based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. There are 17 SDGs mooted by the UN, which is a call for action by all nations to eliminate poverty while protecting the environment by 2030. These goals are expected to be achieved by strengthening economic growth and addressing social needs in the sectors of education, health, justice and equal opportunities while tackling climate change. It is indeed a grand plan towards building a better world and planet for all.

There are video competitions open to Taylor’s grant holders and postgraduate students. It is the aim of the organisers to foster trans-disciplinary research collaboration through this initiative. This will form a vital part of a sustainable research ecosystem for transformative advances in the university.

The Theme: Sustainable Living in 21st  Century

Here are the Research Fair sponsors:

 

REGISTRATION

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FOR TAYLOR'S STAFF:

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FOR POSTGRADUATES:

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COMPETITION

Learn more about Research Fair Video Competition details here:

 

GUIDELINES FOR GRANT HOLDERS

This video competition is in conjunction with the Research Fair 2019, which will be held on 26-28 November 2019. The competition for staff category is open to all internal and external grant holders of Taylor’s University from all disciplines/schools and is limited to one entry per grant project. There will be attractive cash prizes for competition winners. To enter the competition, you must create an original 3-5 minutes video pertaining to your current or completed grant project. Principally, the theme of the video competition is The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and therefore the content of the video should be clearly connected to one or more SDGs. More information pertaining to the 17 different SDGs can be obtained here. Upon submission, all entries may be used by Taylor’s University in any future promotional or educational purposes as deemed appropriate. The university shall have unrestricted right to use, edit, publish, broadcast or stream all of the video entries along with all the content without further approval or compensation. Below, are the guidelines to prepare video and the rubric for evaluation of videos by judges:

  • Duration: The duration of the video should not exceed 5 minutes.
  • Introduction: The video should have a captivating opening statement which clearly introduces the main points and provide a road map of the presentation. Research objectives and hypotheses should be included in this section.
  • Content: The information presented should clearly and consistently be related to one or more SDGs. Relevance evidence(s) should be used to support the SDG(s).
  • Video Production and Quality: The raw footage should be edited (Eg: rearranging the clips for good flow of content, ensuring a smooth transition, cleaning up background noise, removing long pauses or filler words, adding background music/sound effects, etc) to give the video a finished look. All the graphics used in the video should be clear to explain and reinforce key points in the video. The audio/sound should be heard and the dialogue should be intelligible and dynamically balanced. The sound in all shots should have the same volume and clarity.
  • Conclusion: Presentation should be concluded and cover all the main ideas stated. The impact of the present work on society should also be clearly evidenced.
  • Information and Materials: All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification. Entrants should ensure that the video must not contain material that is obscene, defamatory, derogatory, pornographic, offensive or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violates any law.
  • Submission: Video file should be uploaded to this Google sheet by 13th November 2019. The video should be no larger than 1GB, 1080 (HD) with H.264 Compression in landscape mode. Submitted entry is considered final and no further updates will be entertained. Name your file according to the session number of your project and your staff ID. Please refer to this list (to provide the link to the excel sheet) for the session number of your project. Eg:  For session number 1 and staff ID: 123456 the file naming should be: 1_123456
GUIDELINES FOR POSTGRADUATES

This video competition is in conjunction with the Research Fair 2019, which will be held on 26-28 November 2019. The competition for student category is open to all Taylor’s University postgraduate students from all disciplines/schools and students may work together in groups or submit entries as individuals. There will be attractive cash prizes for competition winners. To enter the competition, you must create an original  1-2 minutes video and the content may be regarding the project which you are currently working on or it could also be on your own original idea, concept, promotion, raising awareness, highlighting problems, solutions, and implementation of The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Principally, the theme of the video competition is The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and therefore the content of the video should be clearly connected to one or more SDGs. More information pertaining to the 17 different SDGs can be obtained here. Upon submission, all entries may be used by Taylor’s University in any future promotional or educational purposes as deemed appropriate. The university shall have unrestricted right to use, edit, publish, broadcast or stream all the video entries along with all the content without further approval or compensation. Below, are the guidelines to prepare video and the rubric for evaluation of videos by judges:

  • Duration: The duration of the video should not exceed 3 minutes.
  • Introduction: The video should have a captivating opening statement which clearly introduces the main points and provide a road map of the presentation.
  • Content: The information presented should clearly and consistently be related to one or more SDGs. Relevance evidence(s) should be used to support the SDG(s).
  • Video Production and Quality: The raw footage should be edited (Eg: rearranging the clips for good flow of content, ensuring a smooth transition, cleaning up background noise, removing long pauses or filler words, adding background music/sound effects, etc) to give the video a finished look. All the graphics used in the video should be clear to explain and reinforce key points in the video. The audio/sound should be heard and the dialogue should be intelligible and dynamically balanced. The sound in all shots should have the same volume and clarity.
  • Conclusion: Presentation should be concluded and cover all the main ideas stated. The impact of the present work on society should also be clearly evidenced.
  • Information and Materials: All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification. Entrants should ensure that the video must not contain material that is obscene, defamatory, derogatory, pornographic, offensive or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or violates any law.
  • Submission: Video file should be uploaded to this Google sheet by 13th November 2019. The video should be no larger than 1GB, 1080 (HD) with H.264 Compression in landscape mode. Submitted entry is considered final and no further updates will be entertained. Name your file according to the SDG(s) chosen and your student ID. Eg: 

i.         For SDG 1 and student ID: 123456, the file naming should be: 1_123456

ii.        For SDG 2 & 3 and student ID: 789101, the file naming should be: 2_3_789101

FOR GRANT HOLDERS:

Submit & upload your video details here:

FOR POSTGRADUATES:

Submit & upload your video details here:

PROGRAMME

Download the Research Fair Programme Tentative here:

CONTACT US

Siti Ruhaida Rahim
Research Fair Committee Secretariat

researchfair2019@taylors.edu.my