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Poster Competition

Read about the first place poster contest winner!

The Poster Competition is an opportunity for you to present your research to Northwestern faculty, students, and postdocs.  All areas of research are welcome.

Abstract Eligibility

Postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students at Northwestern are eligible to present their research at the poster session, sponsored by CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics) and NICO (Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems). Please note that only submissions by graduate and undergraduate students are prize eligible.

Abstract Guidelines

Only 40 abstracts will be accepted. Abstracts should be limited to 300 words and are subject to the judging criteria provided on this page.

**DEADLINE: Abstracts were due April 7, 2017.** No more entries are being accepted at this time.

Female poster presenter explaining her wall board to a Computational Research Day attendee

Poster Instructions

Poster presenters are responsible for setting up their posters. Wall boards will be set up and tacks will be provided for attaching your poster. You must set up your poster on the day of the event between 11:15 am – 11:30 a.m. in the Louis Room in Norris. Judging begins at 11:30 a.m. Posters must be removed by 3:00 p.m.  

Presenters are expected to stand by his or her poster for presentation and judging from 11:15 am – 1:30 p.m. Posters should be left for display during lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Lunch will be provided for all poster presenters in the Louis Room. See conference agenda.

Posters should not exceed 5 feet wide and 3 feet high.

Please see Copying and Digital Printing Services for poster printing services at Northwestern University including poster printers at the University Library.

Judging Criteria

Judges will include researchers from schools represented by participants in the poster session. Judging criteria will be 60% content and 40% presentation. Judging Criteria DetailsPDF




Graduate students and undergraduate students will be eligible to compete for prizes in our poster competition and will be judged together, in the same category. Postdocs are encouraged to submit a poster, however are not eligible for a prize.

The following prizes will be awarded immediately following the second keynote speaker at 3:30 p.m. in the Louis Room.

Last Updated: 5 July 2017

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