• Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Poster Guidelines

    All presentations will be the form of a poster. Suggested poster size is 3’ x 4’ feet in size. Assemble your poster using a PowerPoint slide (set page size to 3’X 4’). Students are encouraged to submit their poster for printing well in advance of the symposium.

    Poster Session Location

    The poster session will be held in Hughes Gymnasium. During registration, each student will be assigned a poster number based on the poster category. The student must post his/her poster in the assigned location between 8:00 – 9:00 am on the day of the symposium. The organizers will provide the presenters with poster boards and pins to display their posters. Presenters will put their poster on the board, without covering the poster number.

    Poster Sessions

    There will be two poster presentation sessions. During Session 1 (9:00 – 11:30 AM), all posters will be judged. Presenters must stand by their poster to answer questions and to provide additional information about the research project. Session 2 (2:45 AM - 5:00 PM), will provide an opportunity for the public to view the posters. We encourage all presenters to be present at their poster to explain their work and receive feedback from attendees.

    Dress Code

    All students presenting posters are asked to dress professionally or business casual. Professional dress for men comprises a business suit or a blazer, dress pants and a tie, while women wear a business suit or pants suit, or dress and jacket. For business casual dress, men should wear a shirt with a collar and/or a sweater, khakis or dress pants and dress shoes (not athletic shoes), while women wear a moderate length dress or skirt (no miniskirts) with dress shoes. Your clothes should be clean and wrinkle free. While students will not be judged on appearance, compliance with the dress code is expected.