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 School of Engineering faculty can compete.
Graduate students will need to submit their posters here: https://forms.gle/4uFmYRNeMifBXrem8
Poster PRINTING Procedure: