We expect each STAR program finalist who earned the opportunity to continue to the program (based on the evaluations of the submitted research reports) to prepare a final video presentation that explains the motivation, methods, and results of her/his project.

Each candidate should upload the video presentation to YouTube and share the link with the STAR Program committee before 11/07/2021 (Details are given below). However, we highly encourage early submissions

We will share the video links with external reviewers (for evaluation), as well as faculty members, researchers, and students in and outside of our department.

To decide the awardees of this year, we will take into account

  • Reviewer evaluations to the submitted reports (already collected)
  • Reviewer evaluations to the video presentations
  • YouTube video interactions such as Likes/Dislikes, Comments, ViewCounts

Some details about the video-presentation

  • Videos have to be in English
  • Video presentation should be around 15 min ± 3 min
  • The content of the video presentation need not be limited to the submitted report. Preferably, it should reflect the most up-to-date state of the project
  • At the beginning of the presentation, each student should introduce himself/herself, the supervisor of the project, and other people who contributed to the project (e.g., mentors, team members)
  • Each student should prepare a separate and independent video explaining the core aspects of the project, even though the candidate worked with a group of students in this project. If the student is presenting a group project, it is also essential if she/he explains his/her contribution
  • Please make sure that both the audio and video quality is satisfactory
  • You should upload your video (public or unlisted, but not private) to YouTube and send us (mertan at metu) the link to the video before the deadline
  • The title of the video should be constructed as ‘METU EEE STAR 2020/2021 – Title of the project – Your Name & Surname’.
  • The description of the video should contain a short summary of the project.
  • We shared the links to some example video presentations. You can watch these and other similar videos to get some insight.

Example Video Presentation 1, Example Video Presentation 2Example Video Presentation 3