ARS Nova Presentation Guidelines

Waterflea Undergraduate Research

Oral Presentation

  • List faculty mentor, as well as all project participants
  • Clearly define your research questions or project goals
  • Provide some context and background information
  • Explain why your project matters
  • Describe your methodology
  • Report preliminary results
  • Include citations and acknowledgments
  • Include Visual Aids (be sure to label all of your images)

Technical Requirements

  • To meet the university’s requirements for ADA accessibility, slide presentations should be saved in Google Slides. Presentations formatted in Prezi or PDF do not meet Fordham’s technical requirements and will not be posted on the Digital Showcase website.

  • Video presentations should be uploaded to YouTube with availability set to “Public.” In addition, all videos must have captioning turned on. Captions should be manually edited in order to ensure accuracy. For further instructions, please click here: Edit or Remove Captions.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your videos and images meet Fordham’s accessibility standards. To learn more, please read Fordham’s guidelines on Accessible Images and Videos.

  • All pictures submitted for the ARS Nova website must follow the university’s Image Guidelines

The Digital Showcase will include a page featuring all of our participants. Please submit a headshot for this page that meets the following criteria:

  • Photos should be only of you, either as an individual photo or cropped to include just you. Photos should be from the waist-up or a headshot and taken in front of an appropriate background. 

  • Please wear professional attire.  

  • No hand-signs, props or masks are allowed.