All current faculty, staff, and students at UNO may participate. All academic disciplines are encouraged to participate. Local high school students may participate if a UNO staff or faculty member registers on their behalf and uploads their presentation.
Work needs to be completed under the auspices of the University of New Orleans. This includes but is not limited to course/group projects, funded/non-funded projects, and projects completed in conjunction with internships/partnerships that are part of a UNO collaborative.
UNO students will be eligible for prizes, including the Privateer Choice awards, Tolmas Prize awards, and cash prizes in every category. Those who place in their categories may be invited to the ULS Academic Summit.
Throughout the fall semester, the Office of Research will host virtual office hours for assistance with pre-recording presentations virtual symposium.
Groups must identify one person to be the lead presenter. Only the lead presenter should register through Eventbrite; the lead presenter should list any co-presenters and/or non-presenting collaborators.
If you are (1) a UNO faculty or staff member, or (2) a UNO graduate student, or (3) a subject matter expert in the private sector, we'd like you to help us assess our program participants.
Judges will be asked to evaluate participants' presentations using a standardized rubric. Judges will evaluate a small subset of presentations, and the scores will be averaged to determine the winners.
If you are a faculty mentor, you cannot judge the students you mentored.
All judges will be required to attend a judging orientation.
The Office of Research, the Graduate School, and the Earl K. Long Library host this program. InnovateUNO is sponsored, in part, by the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.