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Poster Presentations

Undergraduate students may choose to present their research at a conference, symposium, or other research-related event or forum. Students typically communicate and present their work using a scholarly poster or an oral presentation. You’ll find comprehensive information about creating a poster presentation in the Poster-making Guide.

If you have been collaborating with a faculty member or a research team, be sure to clear your proposed ideas with your faculty supervisor. Your supervisor might have feedback on your poster presentation and recommendations regarding where you submit your work.

Why create a poster presentation?

  • Unlike traditional oral presentations that create a lecture atmosphere, a poster easily engages the presenter and the audience in a discussion of the topic.
  • A poster can be created at any stage of the research project. Your project does not need to be complete, and creating a poster can aid in focusing your research.
  • Poster sessions give you the opportunity to brainstorm with others who share your interests.
  • A poster invites collaboration. It allows the audience to offer answers to questions you have or ideas for future research directions.