Symposium Poster/Demo Rules

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Students are required to use one of these Poster Templates. If you have already completed a poster for another conference you may submit that, but you must include the same categories as on our template to be considered in the prize running. Oversized posters (larger than 36x24) cannot be accommodated. 



Registration is required for all presenters. Register HERE. Each presenter should register individually. Guests (friends/family) are welcome. Guests must register too.


Poster/Demo Set-up:

Posters will be presented to Symposium staff at the event - either before the beginning of the event or during the morning session.  Posters will have an assigned location. Posters will either display on easels or on the wall. Be sure to notify Bernadette Garcia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you required power and/or a table for any demonstration that is part of the poster presentation.



All posters are to be technical in nature.  The judges may not be familiar with the detailed work but the judges do come from a technical background such as engineering or the sciences.  Be sure to provide thorough yet concise information.



You will be present for the poster session assigned to you depending on your topic. This will consist of quickly describing your poster to visitors and judges during the session, as well as answering questions. 



Teams of up to 6 undergraduate students will be accepted for each presentation.  If your team is greater than 6 AND there are more than 6 authors, contact Bernadette to discuss alternatives. Please document all references used in the paper. 



          • You must use the template provided.
          • The final file submitted shall be PDF. 
          • The final submitted pdf file name must include S20_PaperTitle_Lastname_Poster.pdf  (e.g., S20_CoolTitleandScience_Orr_Poster.ppt)



Any undergraduate engineering or science research paper/presentation will be accepted provided it ties into the space community or earth-based research aligned with NASA missions and goals.  Sessions will be defined depending on the number and areas of the papers submitted.



Any project or student associated with a Colorado Space Grant program is eligible. Only ONE non-Space Grant project or group may submit from each of the member schools on a first come first serve basis. All authors must work with Undergraduate students;  faculty and graduate student advisers are encouraged to support the authors and their research.




How To Design an Effective Scientific Poster:

Using PowerPoint to create a poster:

An Effective Poster:



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