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Poster Information


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 are expected to present their posters for approximately 10 minutes. Then there will be 5 minutes for questions from the judges and other attendees. There is no set order for when students will present in their session, so please be prepared to stay for the 2 hours your session is scheduled for. You can find more information about the session schedule here 

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.

Poster Evaluation: Each student receives helpful feedback and research advice from professionals and academics in the mathematics field. Every participant will be given critiques, inquires, and accolades based on the mathematical content, student answers to questions and poster design. The MAA Student Poster Session is widely publicized and attended, allowing the students' research to gain interest from the mathematics community. Students have been recruited for and received funding for graduate school based on their poster presentations. The fact that your advisor chose to support your work speaks very highly of your efforts.

Suggestions on Poster Design
  • A tri-fold will be provided for you that is 48" wide and 36" high. For a quick set up, please bring your 48" by 36" poster. We will provide several binder clips so that your poster can be quickly pinned to the tri-fold.
  • 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.