Background and Key Instructions
Event Planning Form (Please fill this form no later than Sunday April 9, 2006 - By mid night ) - ONLY Project Managers should
fill this form
Capstone Showcase Spring 2006
you all know, Monday April 24th, 2006
is capstone big presentation day (POSTER AND PRODUCT SESSIONS EXHIBIT).
This is a 100-point (10%) MANDATORY assignment for all our senior project capstone teams in all sections across the board.
NO EXCEPTIONS. There is a specific column in your course evaluation, that you see on webct, this is fully dedicated to this
Location is the Ballroom at the second floor of the students’ center at NJIT, the third floor in the three large conference
You have to be there as early as possible in the morning .You will have from 9-12 noon to set up your equipments, test and
Actual presentation sessions exhibit will be officially open to all audience from 12-5PM but you can start showcase your products
as soon as you ready, even before the official time.
Even though, this is a mandatory activity, teams will compete for extra bonus points rewards (up to another 50 points: 5%
extra credit). Therefore your total points can reach 150 points if you received the full mark in this live presentation assignment
and won of the high ranks in the associated competition. Your evaluation will be carried out collaboratively through a judging
can also get another 30 points (3%) extra points if your sponsors participated with you in this event.
look forward to having a rewarding capstone showcase on April 24th.
1- Always come early .Setups can be very demanding
2- All team members have to be well dressed in all events
3- Be innovative , creative and leave a strong impression. Ineract with audience as much as possible
4- Plan early and smartly. Make sure that all your resources will be available on time. Stay on budget
allocated to each team .
5- Communicate and coordinate effectively with all stakeholders of the event (Team members , media
services , intructor and school administrators)
6-Explain both the process and the product
1- One well printed
color poster . You can print your poster any where and PM’s can bring the bills to Ms. Serena Branson
Serena.Branson@NJIT.EDU in the Dean’s office later for reimbursement
(LIMITED TO $30 MAX PER TEAM). Sample examples of good posters on this page
. The size of the poster has to fit the regular isles we have at NJIT and may need to have a good foundation for your poster .
This poster has to map
the process and the product of your project .In other words , it has to explain the phases and the features and functionalities of your final product in a story board
2- Live and interactive presentation from your entire team using PowerPoint slides or PDF about the project and how it
was carried out from
the beginning . This has to run repeatedly every 30 minutes or whenever you have a new group of audience or even one or two people wondering about your work. Expect your audience to ask
many questions or to
have concerns. Prepare to answer any anticipated questions your diverse audience may have.
3- A live demo
of your actual product itself , running , functioning and working well on a computer (smartcard system from media services , your laptop , a projector,
a screen or all that combined ). This can be part of your live presentation above and/or you can use a powerful presentation
technology such as Camtasia Studio or allow hand-on testing .
You can download CAMTASIA
STUDIO at :
You can also input voice
with your presentation and leave it playing continuously while you make direct interaction with your audience .
that your audience can keep with them. This includes brochures, pamphlets, flyers , handouts , CD’s /DVD’s, business cards , etc.
Please make enough black and white and color copies. Expect hundreds of people to come and visit you. Make all your prints
using free school resources .
In addition to myself , some key contact people information is provided below :
Ms. Serena Branson Serena.Branson@NJIT.EDU is our Dean's assistant in the CCS
college who will take care of paying your posters bills . Every team cannot exceed $30 budget for the poster .Print your other handouts in school for free.
Mr. Joseph Bonchi firstname.lastname@example.org and Mr. Victor Passaro passaro@ADM.njit.edu are the people in charge in the media services and they will be our key
contact people for your equipments and needs .