Undergraduate Research | Honor's Day | Poster Session

Tuesday, April 21st 
Hudson Lab Science Building

Every spring, students from all over campus come together to present and celebrate their scholarly work. While called a “poster session”, each student is allowed to display their work in whatever method is acceptable in their field of study. This could include research posters, papers, or multimedia displays. In all cases, presenters typically stand adjacent to their work and deliver short oral presentations and respond to questions. The conversations that come from these sessions are meant to give students practice at explaining their work and feedback that help bring about new ideas or collaboration.

 

New This Year!

This year’s Main Poster Session will be held during contact hour and count as a Cultural Enrichment event credit for students. This will allow for presenters to be present without interrupting their own class schedules and higher attendance rates from students without interrupting their class schedules.

If you can’t attend the Main Poster Session, we will be adding a Poster Viewing Session. This additional session in the afternoon does not require presenters to be present but allows for browsing of all the projects. This new session can be attended by community members, alumni, parents, staff, or any other members of the College that were unable to attend the earlier session.

Registration

All projects must be registered in order to reserve a spot for both poster sessions. Faculty mentors should complete the registration form below before April 15th.

Recent graduates are accepted as authors, as long as their work was completed while they were students here at LaGrange College.

Register here

 

 

Preparation and Design

Posters
  • All posters should be printed on regular or glossy paper and should not be mounted on boards or foam. Tri-fold posters are discouraged, but still allowed.
  • Traditional size of posters is 36x48in to allow for easy reading from a distance of 4ft. Posters should not exceed 48x48in. They will be hung 3ft off the ground on display boards.
  • The office of Undergraduate Research will provide all materials needed to hang posters. You do not need to bring any materials for hanging.
  • You are encouraged to bring handout or printed versions of the poster to give out during the session.
  • If funding was obtained from the Undergraduate Research Program, then please add a statement at the bottom of the poster to that effect. For example: “Project funded by the LaGrange College Undergraduate Research Program”. If project was funded by another agency, add a statement with the specifics associated with that funding type.
  • The LaGrange College logo should be included somewhere on the poster.
  • Posters typically include the following subtitles; however, students should follow the convention of each field of study.
    • Titles
    • Authors*
    • Abstracts or Introductions
    • Methods/Materials
    • Results
    • Discussion or Conclusions

*Faculty members should add themselves as the last author, if appropriate. In the event of multiple student authors, the order of names should be left up to the faculty mentor.

Papers
  • Research papers should be bound by staples or binder clips to prevent loose papers from getting lost.
  • The office of Undergraduate Research will provide folders for each paper.
  • Each student is required to bring 1-page summary of their project to be displayed with their paper. This should include the title, author(s), and abstract.
  • You are also encouraged to bring any other printed graphics, physical displays, or resource material that would be of interest to attendees.
Physical/Electronic/Multimedia Displays

Powerpoint or other presentations

  • The office of Undergraduate Research will provide laptops to display presentations. Students will need to bring the relevant files on a flash drive and are responsible for downloading and troubleshooting.
  • You are also encouraged to bring any other printed graphics, physical displays, or resource material that would be of interest to attendees.

Artwork and other physical displays

  • Students and faculty mentors are responsible for the transportation and setup of all art pieces. Please note that items will be displayed in public without constant security. Be mindful of items with high value.
  • The office of Undergraduate Research has a limited number of display boards for framed artwork. Please contact to discuss size and weight of items.
  • You are also encouraged to bring any other printed graphics, physical displays, or resource material that would be of interest to attendees.

Video and audio

  • The office of Undergraduate Research will provide laptops to display presentations; however, the graphics might not be of the highest quality. If you need specific computers, please bring your own. Please note that items will be displayed in public without constant security. Be mindful of items with high value.
  • If you have audio, please provide headphones. If possible, upload files using web applications like Youtube, Soundcloud, or TikTok and provide links. Then attendees could use their own phones and earbuds to listen to your creations.

 

Event Schedule

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