Eligibility is limited to Undergraduate, Graduate, or Professional Students registered at The University of Illinois at Chicago during the academic year 2018-2019 Spring Semester.  Due to space limitations, only 300 submissions can be accepted to participate in this event. We will open the website for submissions at the end of January and will send a massmail to all students informing them that we are now accepting submissions.

Research Poster - Preparation Workshops

  • Students who participate in the Impact and Research Day are required to participate in the 3-hour open presentation session.

  • All presenters will be present at their assigned stations during the judging period.

  • This year we are allowing teams of two students to present one poster. If you wish to present jointly, please fill out the co-presenters information.

  • The judging period will be from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. During this time, judges will individually stop by to meet students and listen to the student’s 10 minute presentation (7 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions). Thus, student participants should be prepared to repeat their presentation a number of times during the session.

  • Sample of Judging Sheet


Research presentations are accompanied by a poster or other visual display that captures the spirit of the research work and/or highlights key features of the project. The type of poster used will vary depending on the nature of the research. For example, research that is quantitative by nature might benefit from a poster that includes various graphs or other data analysis. On the other hand, other research might more appropriately benefit from a poster that contains simple visual icons or images, such as iconic symbols of a particular city that is the subject of a research study. For example, students in the Arts might provide a visual representation of their creative project, while students in the humanities might display images or "slides."

  • Click here to view some sample photos from a previous research forum, which show different styles of poster displays as well as give a sense of the way the poster/displays are setup for presentation.
  • Poster size: DO NOT EXCEED 6 feet by 3 feet. The poster must be printed in landscape orientation.
  • Students should arrive to the Forum before 12:30pm to allow for setup time of posters.

For questions, please contact the Forum Coordinator, Jacqueline Berger at jacquieb@uic.edu

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