The Science Communication Effectiveness Competition (SciComm) is the first and only competition in the Philippines that aims to foster among students the skills needed for effective communication of scientific ideas.
Organized by the School of Sciences and Engineering (SSE) of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), SciComm follows a pitch format where students are given ten minutes to present effectively and substantially the content of a paper published in major scientific journals.
Each team should be composed of two (2) grade ten students and a coach. School participation is free and a maximum of 2 teams per school can join the competition.
Interested schools could start to register online in the SciComm Registration Page starting October 1, 2019. The registration period will be open until December 13, 2019.
School participation is free and a maximum of 2 teams per school can join the competition. Interested schools could start to register online in the SciComm Registration Page (link to page here) starting October 1, 2019.
The competition has two stages: The Elimination Round which will be held on February 8, 2020 and the Final Round on February 29, 2020. The pair must deliver the entire presentation without the help of anyone. They must be able to speak clearly and substantially and move the slides smoothly throughout the presentation. The registration period will be open until December 13, 2019.
The competing teams will be divided into groups. Only the top two (2) teams in each group will advance to the finals, to be held about a month later.
Topics will be randomly assigned to the finalists right after the announcement of finalists after the elimination round.
There will be only one set of judges for all the finalists during the final round.
The criteria for judging for each ten-minute presentation are as follows:
Structure / Rhetoric Arrangement
Grammar, Presentation skills and Visuals
Logic of presentation
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