Undergraduate Research | Honor's Day | Poster Session

 

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!

We are back in person!!! This year’s 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.

 

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 18th.

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

REGISTRATION FORM

 

Preparation and Design

Posters

  • 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.
  • 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 printed.
  • Since this is an event with projects displayed, I am requesting that students provide either 1) a powerpoint that summarized the project or 2) a one-page abstract that can be displayed.
  • You are also encouraged to include any other printed graphics, physical displays, or resource material that would be of interest to attendees.
Physical/Electronic/Multimedia Displays

Powerpoint or other presentations

  • Presentations should be displayed using powerpoint or other standard presentation program. The event will have PC laptops set up. 
  • You are also encouraged to include 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 display of all art pieces. 
  • Presentations should be displayed using powerpoint or other standard presentation program. The event will have PC laptops set up. 
  • You are also encouraged to include any other printed graphics, physical displays, or resource material that would be of interest to attendees.

Video and audio

  • Video and Audio should be uploaded to YouTube.