Presenters are asked to review the following guidelines for best practices at the Symposium. Additional questions can be answered by your program coordinators or research mentors, but for additional questions presenters can also contact:
- Presenters should wear their name badges during the entire event.
- A minimum of business casual attire is appropriate.
- Presenters should plan to present their posters during the entirety of their assigned session.
- It’s best to prepare a 30-second, 2-minute, and 5-minute version of your presentation. Start with the 30-second version to gauge a visitor’s interest; the 2-minute version should expand on your work and the methods you used; the 5-minute version should explain your data in detail and how they collectively build to support your hypothesis.
- Posters should be taken down AFTER each session. Poster storage is available for participants.
- Presenters should support their fellow researchers during the other poster session by taking the time to visit posters and learn about the many other research projects being conducted this summer.
Poster Session Setup
Morning Session – If you are presenting during the morning poster session, you should have your poster set up before the opening remarks at 10:00 am and take your poster down before the plenary talks (~11:25 am). Poster boards will be number for you to find your designated board and push pins will be provided for you. Poster storage will be available during the event.
Afternoon Session – If you are presenting during the afternoon poster session, you should have your poster set up before the end of lunch (~1:10 pm) and take your poster down before the data blitz (~2:25 pm). Poster boards will be number for you to find your designated board and push pins will be provided for you. Poster storage will be available during the event.
Judging Criteria and Awards
Each poster will be assigned two judges for review. The presenter(s) of the poster will be judged on several criteria, including 1) your general comprehension of your research and its significance, 2) your ability to discuss the general topics and converse with a diverse audience, 3) the specific nature and interpretation of your experimental results, and 4) the organization and presentation of your data on your poster. Based off these metrics, the judges will rank the posters in each section with the top two being recognized in the award ceremony.