How to Participate





1. Abstract: Students will first submit an abstract. The first author (and presenter) on the abstract must be an undergraduate student for the Undergraduate Showcase and a graduate student for the Graduate Showcase. Beginning in 2017, select high school students will also be able to participate.

Abstracts must be in English and submitted by the abstract submission deadline. The title is limited to 300 characters and the body is limited to 2000 characters (spaces and punctuation included). There is a $35 (US dollars) submission fee for all abstracts.

2. Upload: Once abstracts are accepted, students will submit a poster electronically along with a short video of themselves explaining the science.

3. Judging: Next is the judging.  Poster judging will take place in two phases.  Students will first judge and provide feedback to three peers. Students may ask questions and post responses. The most highly rated posters in each division will then be evaluated by an expert panel of faculty/scientist judges; judges may ask questions and discuss reactions.

4. Recognition: All participants will receive recognition for their work, in the form of a certificate of participation, so long as they complete all steps of the virtual poster session process (including judging 3 peers posters). The grand prize winner for each showcase in 2017 will receive funding toward lodging and airfare as well as a complimentary registration for the 2018 Fall Meeting.