Student Poster Criteria
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.
Poster Content: Posters are expected to present a new result, a different proof of a known theorem, an innovative solution of a Putnam problem, a new mathematical model for or new method of solution for an applied problem etc. Purely expository posters cannot be accepted.
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.
Poster Demographics: Self-standing tabletop posters that are 48" wide, 36" high and are tri-fold, will be provided. 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.
Tips 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). Tips for good poster layout and design can be found at http://www.lib.uct.ac.za/infolit/poster2a.htm
Choose colors that are easy on the eyes and don't use too many colors as it will make the poster look too busy.
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!