07 October 2022
America/Chicago timezone

General information for presenters:

Sigma Pi Sigma, GRASP, and SPS are hosting the 6th Annual Department of Physics and Astronomy Poster Competition! It will be held on Friday, October 7th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Sci 106. The participation of all students involved in research are strongly encouraged. This is especially a good opportunity for anyone planning to present a poster at the Texas APS meeting (October 13th-15th) or other conferences this year. This competition offers participants the opportunity to practice their poster presentation and receive feedback to improve their poster design before going to conferences.

The deadline for abstract submission will be 11:59pm on Friday, September 23rd, 2022 and the deadline for poster submission one week later, Friday, September 30th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Posters should be appropriate for 36"x 48" format and utilize university-approved templates along with some poster making tips available from the Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center, Graduate School. 

Contestants will participate in in person presentations. Judging of the posters will be based on a rubric, an example can be found here. Posters will be judged by multiple people and rubrics will be used to identify the top posters within each division.  

If you have already submitted an abstract and it has been accepted, you can upload your poster by following the "My contributions" link on the main agenda page, from there if you click on "view" followed by "Add Material", you should be able to upload a PDF to indico. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to send Dr. Whitbeck and Jessica Lawrence an email. With a little under a month to work on posters and cash prizes on the line, we look forward to another great turnout this year!

Day-of information for judges and spectators: 

At the start of the poster competition, we'll have a short introduction before we kick things off.  After the introduction, we'll start with presentations. Please feel free to wander to where you think the most interesting research is.

Please note that some of our presenters have conflicts during certain times and may not be available when you come in person; if this happens, please check back in later!

Organizing Committee: Jessica Lawrence (Sigma Pi Sigma)

Advisory Committee: Dr. Whitbeck (Sigma Pi Sigma Faculty Advisor)


Dates: 07 October 2022 (13:00-16:00)
Timezone: America/Chicago
Chairs: Dr. Whitbeck, Andrew