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Poster Session

Deadline: September 11, 2020

All 4th year graduate students are required to present a poster.  Other graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to prepare poster presentations. 

Each poster presentation will consist of one PDF and an optional brief video presentation.

Small groups of poster presenters (sorted by theme) will participate in non-judged, informal Zoom discussions of their presentations. 

Please email your poster PDFs with your abstracts to  A link for uploading videos will be provided to those who submit poster PDFs and abstracts.  Videos should be no longer than 5 minutes, in mp4 format.

Poster Judging Criteria

Judging for the best poster contest will be based on the PDF of the poster, although submitting an optional, brief video presentation may increase chances of winning an award. 

  • Content: Innovation, creativity, quality, and originality.
  • Clarity and organization: Is the poster well-written and composed? Do the conclusions follow logically from the results?
  • Communication: Presents central theme and results of research, communicates concisely and clearly, poster covers key points of research and includes important data; student answers questions effectively.

Equal weight will be assigned to each category, which will be ranked on a scale of 1-4 with 1 being fair and 4 being excellent.