Sask Polytech’s Applied Research Student Showcase celebrates the innovation, creativity and cutting-edge applied research completed by our talented students. This annual event offers students a unique opportunity to present their innovative projects to the community and connect with industry professionals and potential employers.

Do you have a capstone, applied research or practicum project you’d like to share beyond your class or program? Register now to participate!

Date: May 10, 2024
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Rotunda Building at Innovation Place
10 Research Drive The Terrace Building - Rotunda
Regina SK S4S 7J7


Deadline to register is May 8, 2024.

Register to attend

11 a.m. Opening remarks from Dr. Larry Rosia
1 p.m. Presentation from Google
2:45 p.m. Showcase winners announced
Students who sign up for the Applied Research Student Showcase are eligible for $1,000 and $500 scholarships to help them engage in applied research partnerships with industry and the community, making a difference in their communities and fields of study.
Cash prizes total $5,100! The Applied Research Student Showcase awards include:

Health and Social
  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $800
  • Third place: $500
Sustainability and Environment
  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $800
  • Third place: $500
  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $800
  • Third place: $500
People’s Choice: $500

Winners will be eligible to participate in future showcase events in Saskatchewan and Ottawa with all expenses paid.
  • Dress appropriately.
    • Dress cleanly and suitably for the event. Choose an attire that shows your personal style while remaining respectful of the formality of the event.
  • Prepare your materials.
    • Plan your presentation materials ahead of time. This could include slides, posters, or any other presentation materials you want to use.
      • If you are using a powerpoint presentation, you will need to bring your own computer monitor and cables. Please make sure that your technology equipment is working properly.
      • If you are using a poster board, please use a 39” X 27.3” poster board.
  • Practice your 3-minute project pitch.
    • Rehearse a 3-minute presentation of your project to ensure you can discuss your project or task effectively and confidently within the time allotted.
    • A 20-to-30 second summary is good too! Someone walking by asking “what is this about” doesn’t always want/need the full three minutes, they just need enough to decide if they want to find out more. A quick summary might be enough!
  • Begin with a fascinating opening to capture your audience's attention.
  • Make eye contact and maintain a friendly, approachable attitude.
  • Speak clearly and slowly, avoiding slang or technical phrases unless your audience is familiar with them.
  • Structure your presentation like a story with a beginning, middle, and end. Explain why your project is important or what problem it responds to.
  • Use visuals to support your remarks.
    • Use visuals, such as slides or posters, to support your remarks. Check that they are legible and visually appealing.
  • Anticipate questions and prepare responses for them. Be prepared to go over your project in more detail. 
  • Highlight achievements.
    • Emphasize your accomplishments, the hurdles you overcame, and what you gained from the experience.
  • Respect time limits.
    • Stick to the time allotted for your presentation. Keep it short and to the point.
  • Encourage questions and engagement from the audience. Engaging your audience might help to make your presentation more memorable.
  • Be enthusiastic.
    • Demonstrate excitement for your project. If you're enthusiastic about it, your audience will be as well.
  • Maintain professionalism.
    • Maintain your professionalism throughout your presentation. Avoid making nasty or critical comments about people.
  • Accept feedback.
    • Be open to peer and instructor feedback. It's a chance to improve your presentation skills.
  • Thank your audience.
    • Thank your audience for their time and attention at the end of your presentation.
  • Network and connect.
    • Use the event to network with other students, instructors, and future employers or mentors.
  • Remain calm and confident.
    • Remember that everyone experiences nervousness at times. Take deep breaths, be calm, and have faith in your talents.
  • Consider following up with individuals who showed interest in your work or provided feedback after the exhibition.


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