The department’s next Research Showcase is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 2019, and we will once again be holding a poster competition as part of the event.
The theme of this year’s showcase is “Rising to the Challenge.” We ask that your posters in some way address the idea of facing challenges – either the challenges in the world that your studies are meant to address or the challenges you have overcome in undertaking those studies and/or research. In what way can you say that you are rising to the challenge in EME?
Remember, it’s not just research that you can present on a poster. Internships, study abroad, capstone projects, club activities, and other educational experiences can be the topic of your poster too if you can work in the theme.
What can you win?
First place poster: $500
Second place poster: $350
Third place poster: $200
Eligibility: Participants must be a registered undergraduate or graduate student in a major in the Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering in good academic standing to enter the exhibition.
Poster templates: Click here to download the PDF Template for your poster (click on the file name, "poster_templates.pptx" to download the file)
Posters will be judged on their quality in three areas:
Content: The poster should testify to the careful design and execution of the project and present clear results/conclusions that are well interpreted. Text and graphics should be intended for a general audience. When applicable, the poster should include: (1) a clear, descriptive title; (2) student's name (or names, if more than one student is presenting the exhibit); (3) collaborators, advisor(s), and department(s); (4) objectives/goals; (5) methods/experiences; (6) results/findings; (7) significance to the field, to society in general, or to your education and career; (8) directions for future work; (9) acknowledgements that include funding sources and proof of regulatory committee approval, as needed.
Organization/Clarity: Poster dimensions are set at 3 feet high by 4 feet wide (36” x 48”), as specified in the template files. The poster should attract attention and convey information. Language should be simple and descriptions brief. Jargon should be avoided, and necessary technical terms should be defined. Spelling and grammar must be correct. All text should be large enough to be read from a distance of 4 to 6 feet. Photographs, drawings, charts, tables, or graphs should be simple, well organized, and carefully chosen to quickly explain technical concepts to a wide audience. Your topic should be clearly evident, and the layout of the poster should logical, and provide sequential information from intro to conclusion and references.
Appearance/Design: Posters should be visually appealing and strongly effective. They should be easy to read and utilize creativity in use of fonts, headings, colors, and white space.
This year the oral presentation component is optional. You can receive full marks on your poster without giving a spoken explanation. But, up to ten bonus points can be awarded for the presentation. Those who want to present their poster will have up to five minutes to describe the work presented while your poster is projected behind you. Poster talks will run from 10:45 a.m. to noon on Thursday, October 3. Posters will be judged at lunch, and winners announced at the end of the day. There are at least 14 presentation slots available on a first-come first-serve basis.