Presentation Guidelines and Workshops

RURS 2022 Material Submission Information

Information about Poster Presentations

The poster presentation is traditionally used by engineers, natural scientists, and some social scientists. Each poster will be critiqued by judges comprised of faculty, community leaders, and graduate students.

  • Poster presentations, will be in the Grand Hall, inside the RMC.
  • Each poster will be critiqued by a panel of judges comprised of faculty, community leaders, and graduate students.
  • Judges will use a rubric to evaluate presentations.
  • The poster, including any borders, attachments, or other associated elements, may not be larger than 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
  • Posters can be printed at MUDD BUILDING LAB or at the DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER (Herring Hall 129). Both of these printing locations will get quire busy in the days leading up to RURS. Make sure to leave plenty of time to print your poster. Presenters are responsible for all printing costs.
  • Please check back often to get some specific preparation dates and times regarding poster presentations as the date approaches.

Poster Presentation Resources

Information about Oral Presentations

  • Power Point presentations or other visuals will need to be uploaded as a PDF document.
  • Each oral presentation will be 5-8 minutes long.

Presentation Preparation Workshops

To help all of our participants give their best possible presentations, we've prepared a number of resources. Please reference our brief guides about poster and oral presentations. Additionally, we are providing the following workshop sessions for participants to learn more about creating presentation materials, and effective communication strategies for research presentations.

DATE

WORKSHOP

TIME/LOCATION

DESCRIPTION

Thurs. 2/17

How to Write an Abstract

4pm-5pm

Herzstein Hall, 210

The “How to Write an Abstract” workshop supports undergraduate students writing an abstract for the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS). During the workshop, students will develop a strong understanding of abstract expectations and begin writing their draft.

Wed.

2/23

How to Write an Abstract

4pm-5pm

Farnsworth Pavilion (RMC)

The “How to Write an Abstract” workshop supports undergraduate students writing an abstract for the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS). During the workshop, students will develop a strong understanding of abstract expectations and begin writing their draft.

Thurs.

3/3

Peer Review for Abstracts

4pm-5pm

Location: McMurtry Private Dining

Pizza provided

In the “Peer Review for Abstracts” workshop, students registering for the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS) can participate in a guided peer review session, in which they will revise abstracts for content and style.

Registration closes 3/10

Wed. 3/23

Exhibition Session Workshop

4pm-5pm

on Zoom

This workshop supports undergraduate students participating in an Exhibition Session at the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS). Students will receive advice on choosing and organizing content for a 5-minute presentation. They will also learn visual and oral presentation skills.

Thurs. 3/24

Poster Session Workshop

4pm-5pm

on Zoom

This workshop supports undergraduate students participating in a Poster Session at the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS). Students will receive advice on poster design, including content, organization, and style.

Friday 3/25

Shapiro Showcase Workshop

3pm-4pm

on Zoom

This workshop supports students competing in the Shapiro Showcase at the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS). The workshop will include a discussion on choosing and organizing content for a 10-minute presentation. Students will also learn best practices for visual and oral communication.

The Center for Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC) offers many resources including consultations and workshops that can support your preparation and success at RURS. Be sure to connect with CAPC as you prepare for the event.