Poster Competition

10th Annual Poster Competition

Date: Friday, February 23, 2024

Time: 10 AM to 1 PM EST

Where: Student Union Ballroom

To participate, volunteer or attend the workshop, click here.


What is the general structure of the competition? The competition will have two rounds. In the first round, students will compete within their departments against one another and be judged by a faculty member from another department. In the second round, the winners from each department will compete against each other for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. This round is judged by industry folks. 

What are the rules for the competition? Each competitor will have 3 minutes to talk through their research poster and 2 minutes of follow-up questions from judges. You will be judged on the visual presentation of your poster as well as your ability to effectively communicate your research. Remember you are being judged by faculty outside of your department! The poster needs to be 24" width x 36" height and saved and submitted as a PDF.

Why should you compete? The annual poster competition is a great way to practice making a research poster, communicating your research, and networking with students and faculty from other departments. On top of that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as well as department winners will receive cash prizes! $1000, $500, $250, and $50 respectively.

Who can compete? Any graduate student working for a College of Engineering faculty can compete.

Poster PRINTING Procedure:

  1. All posters will be sized: 24Wx36H.
  2. Create your poster choosing your departments templates.
  3. Save your poster as a PDF.
  4. When naming your poster file please include your department and your name. example:  CBEAidaGhiaei.pdf
  5. Upload your poster to a thumb drive
  6. The graduate student will need to be present for printing.
  7. Go to E2 306D and ask the helpdesk to print your poster.
  8. Bring your poster on the day of the event!
  9. The helpdesk area is open for poster printing from 8am until 4pm Mon- Fri.

2023 Winners

First Name
Last Name
Top winners
2nd Place
1st Place
3rd Place
People's Choice Award