The 2022 Student Poster Competition will be held on Tuesday, April 5, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Knowledge Commons at Penn State Great Valley.
Why submit a poster to the Student Poster Competition?
Merit awards (per poster):
- First place: $500
- Second place: $350
- Third place: $150
In addition to the cash prizes, participants will:
- Learn to summarize information and present it visually on a poster.
- Enhance their presentation skills by concisely and accurately explaining their work.
- Demonstrate poise and mental agility before faculty and peers.
- Discuss their research and subject knowledge, while maximizing networking opportunities.
- Register by Friday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m.
- Final posters should be emailed as a PDF to [email protected] no later than Tuesday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m.
What should be the focus of the poster?
Research, experiential learning, and creative activity relevant to the study of computers, information sciences, engineering management, software design, systems engineering, business management, travel abroad/cultural immersion, and entrepreneurship and general engineering may serve as the subject of a poster. Relevant topics can also include:
- Capstone projects
- Service learning opportunities
- In-progress projects (these can be research-oriented or related to a new business/product/service)
- Other educational experiences
Who can enter?
Any graduate/undergraduate student enrolled in classes through Penn State Great Valley or World Campus during the 2021–22 academic year is eligible to participate.
While these can be individual or team projects supervised under the guidance of a research adviser or instructor, the student participant(s) must be the principal contributor(s) and Penn State Great Valley students. Co-authors do not have to be affiliated with Penn State Great Valley.
Is there a cost?
There is no cost to present. Students who submit their final posters by Tuesday, March 22 at 5:00 p.m. will have their posters printed by Penn State Great Valley. Mounting materials, easels, and clips will be provided.
How will the posters be evaluated?
Participants will be scored on aesthetics, content, and presentation skills according to an evaluation sheet.
Participants are required to provide a brief, seven-minute explanation of the poster including background, process, techniques, and results.
What are the guidelines?
Please use the provided template. Posters that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified for entry.
How are entries submitted?
Interested individuals must complete the registration form by March 18 at 11:59 p.m.