General Information

Posters are designed by individual researchers or research groups to illustrate their research projects. 

Eligibility

Any undergraduate who has conducted research in the sciences over the past year is invited to present a poster at the symposium.

Students doing research individually or as part of a group are eligible to participate, as are students conducting research at Thayer or Geisel.

Poster presentations may involve projects that are complete, in progress, or even in the beginning stages.

Poster Cost

Students who received funding in the current academic year from WISP or UGAR for research that is presented at the symposium can print their poster in the Evans Map Room at no charge. All other participants should plan to pay a poster printing fee.

About the Poster Session

During the Wetterhahn poster session, student presenters stand beside their posters to explain and/or answer questions about their research to symposium attendees.

Preparing a scientific poster provides students with an opportunity to communicate their research and add to their skill set, particularly if they intend to continue on in the sciences. Developing and presenting a poster is one of the best ways to summarize complex concepts and reduce a project to its key elements. This experience can also be added to student resumes!

Registration

All students who wish to present a poster must register. Online registration for 2019 will be available between April 1 and May 9 at this link.

You may co-present with people working on the same project. However, each co-presented needs to register individually; include the names of other student presenters in your group on your registration form.

There are limited spots available for electronic poster presentation if you have a particular need, such as an electronic demonstration. Please indicate your need to present electronically on the registration form. Students who are selected to present an electronic poster will be notified via email.

Senior Honors Thesis Students 

If you wish to participate in the Christopher G. Reed Science Competition, you must select "senior honors thesis" as your affiliated group and indicate your interest in this competition on the registration form. Additional information about the competition will be provided after the poster registration deadline.

NOTE: Participants must present a printed poster.

Library Research Award for the Sciences

If you wish to compete for the Library Research Award for the Sciences, indicate your interest on the registration form. Additional information about the competition will be provided after the poster registration deadline.

NOTE: Participants must submit an essay and a bibiliography.