Eligibility: Research must have been conducted while you were an undergraduate. This includes first year graduate students who want to present their undergraduate research projects. Each student may only participate in one poster. If you worked on multiple projects that will be presented, you will have to choose one main poster that your name will be included on as a presenter.
Time Commitment: Students must be available from 2:30 to 5:30 pm on Friday, January 8, 2016. Set up will be from 2:30 to 3:30. From 3:30 to 4:30 judges will be evaluating the posters, and from 4:30 to 6:00 the session will be open to both judges and to the general public.
Poster Content: Appropriate poster topics include: a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, a method of solution for an applied problem. Purely expository topics are not appropriate for this session.
Evaluation Criteria: Each judge rates the poster on mathematical content, student answers to questions and poster design. Particularly important are the student answers to questions. Remember that although the poster session has a competitive element, there are many variables in the evaluation process. Therefore it is not possible to award every deserving poster. The fact that your advisor chose to support your work speaks very highly of your efforts. In addition, the poster session is widely publicized and attended. Students have been recruited for and received funding for graduate school based on their poster presentations. Students have also received helpful research advice and gained interest from the mathematics community through the poster session. There is much more to the poster session than the competitive portion!
Poster Specifications: A tri-fold 48″ wide, 36″ high will be provided to you. For a quick set up, bring your 48” by 36” laminated poster and several binder clips so that your poster can be quickly pinned to the tri-fold. You will need to put the tri-fold back when you are done. Additional material for setting up the posters, as well as computers and/or other technological devices needed for the presentation, is the responsibility of each presenter.
Suggestions on Poster Design
Do not crowd the poster with too much content or too small of font size (recommended is the Arial font with 25 point size).
Choose colors that are easy on the eyes and don't use too many colors as it will make the poster look too busy.