Presentation Guidelines and Workshops

Information about Poster Presentations

The poster presentation is traditionally used by engineers, natural scientists, and some social scientists. During Inquiry Weeks, you may prepare a poster to be critiqued by judges comprised of faculty, community leaders, and graduate students.

  • During Inquiry Weeks symposiums, poster may be critiqued by a panel of judges comprised of peer judges, faculty, community leaders, and graduate students. Judges will use a rubric to evaluate presentations.
  • Posters, including any borders, attachments, or other associated elements, are typically 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
  • Posters can be printed at MUDD BUILDING LAB or at the DIGITAL MEDIA COMMONS (Fondren basement, B42).
  • Both of these printing locations will get quite busy in the days leading up to Inquiry Weeks. Make sure to leave plenty of time to print your poster. Presenters are responsible for all printing costs.
  • Throughout the year, DMC has workshops on academic poster making and online resources here.

    Poster Presentation Resources

    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 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.





    Monday. 2/26

    How to Write an Abstract

    4 pm - 5 pm

    Kyle Morrow Room in Fondren Library

    Need to write an abstract for Inquiry Weeks but not sure where to begin? Join the Program in Writing and Communication (PWC) for an interactive workshop that will help you get started. You’ll leave with a stronger understanding of the abstract genre and an early draft. .

    Fri. 3/29

    Shapiro Showcase Workshop

    6 - 7 pm

    Kyle Morrow Room in Fondren Library

    Join us for a workshop that will prepare you for your Shapiro Showcase presentation at Inquiry Weeks. The workshop will include a discussion on choosing and organizing content for a 10-minute presentation. We’ll also review best practices for visual and oral communication.

    Mon. 4/3

    Poster Session Workshop for STEM

    Wed. 4/5

    Poster Session Workshop for Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

    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.