Undergraduate Poster Session

Undergraduate Poster Session

Nebraska Union — Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Activities Poster Session provides undergraduate students the chance to showcase their research or creative activity, to communicate their results to others, and to learn about other areas of research and creative activity.

Students do not have to be in UCARE to present; all undergraduates are welcome.


Deadline for registration: 3:00 PM Friday, March 18, 2016.
Students registered before this deadline will be included in the booklet.

Register to Participate

Space is limited for poster presentations; if registrations exceed capacity preference will be given to juniors and seniors. You will be notified by Wednesday, March 23, whether your poster has been accepted for presentation.

Communications regarding the conference will take place via the email address you provide when you register. The emails will go to a large number of participants so be prepared to check your “junk” or “bulk” mail boxes.

Schedule for April 13

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Set up.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Exhibits are open. Plan to be with your poster during this time or for at least 1 hour of it.

Preparing for the event

Posters should be based on research or creative activity you’ve engaged in significantly during the past year. Standards of the entries are expected to be at the level that is common at regional and national discipline meetings. Discuss these expectations with your faculty mentor.

Questions regarding your specific poster should be addressed to your faculty sponsor. Direct any other questions to the UCARE Office at ucare@unl.edu.


For pointers on presenting your research and developing your elevator pitch, register to attend Presenting Your Research on Wednesday, April 6.

Poster guidelines and tips

See Poster Guidelines and Templates for:

  • Tips and details for preparing your poster
  • Costs and deadlines for printing at the Pixel Lab
  • Requirements for printed posters (max. 40″ by 48″) vs. e-posters (limited number of 40″ screens)

After you register, UCARE will contact you about how to display your poster.

Day of the event

Wear business casual: a nice pair of slacks or khakis and a button down shirt or blouse. Plan to dress a step up from jeans, a T-shirt, and sneakers.

Be at your assigned space during the designated time to discuss the work presented. If you cannot remain the entire time, we will take your poster down and you may pick it up in the UCARE Office in Love Library South 127A. You are responsible for making arrangements should they be necessary.

Greet people who walk by and ask them if they have questions.

  • People will often come to you and say, “Tell me about your research in 1 minute,” so have a brief statement about your research in mind.
  • You can also have a handout of supplemental materials or a reduced version of your poster on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.