Symposium Poster/Demo Rules

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Submit Poster Here

Eligible authors/presenters must be undergraduate students enrolled at a COSGC institution.

Poster Templates are provided for you to use. It is acceptable to use another RESEARCH PAPER format, if one is suggested by your mentor or institution.

  • Submissions must be research posters.
  • The final file submitted shall be PDF. 
  • The submitted file name must be formatted as such: ProjectTitle_Institution_Poster.pdf  (e.g., LunarRotobicMining_CSM_Poster.ppt)
  • 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 5 minutes to present your poster followed by 3 minutes for 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. 


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


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.


How To Design an Effective Scientific Poster:

Using PowerPoint to create a poster:

An Effective Poster: