When thinking about your presentation at the upcoming SfAA conference, don’t forget the poster option. The poster presentation makes use of graphics, such as maps, photographs, and charts to describe your research project, leaving you available for more personal interaction and in-depth discussions with colleagues.
In 2022 SfAA is also piloting an online video student poster award. We offer this online option primarily for students who are unable to attend in person. This short video format provides students an opportunity to practice presenting their research clearly and concisely to a professional audience.
Onsite: $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place.
Online Only: $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, and $100 for 3rd place.
Winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony.
Must be a graduate or undergraduate student(s).
Work may be done under faculty supervision, but the student must be the primary investigator.
Faculty sponsors cannot be listed on the poster as co-authors (students should perform the greatest amount of the research).
Is your poster reader-friendly, clear, and concise? Ask the following questions:
Student presentation: Explanation of the research presented in the poster and related theory
Applied nature of the work: Implications for society, creativity of thought, and possible applications.
The Student Poster Session will be Thursday 3:30 - 5:30. Set up is between 1:30 and 2:15, the judges will need to be alone with the posters from 2:15 - 3:30. If your poster is not set up by 2:15 it will not be eligible for the prize.
SfAA will give each participant a number designating your poster display area and will provide binder clips/push pins and a display board 40 inches by 30 inches (you can orient your poster to either portrait or landscape.). Posters must not exceed 40 inches by 30 inches. If it exceeds these parameters, it will be disqualified.
Are the project and its methods explained clearly?
Does the student successfully communicate the major points?
Do the visual components enhance and support the message of the presentation?
Does the video convey the applied nature of the work, including broader implications?
The video should be 3-5 minutes long. Students are permitted to use visual aids such as photographs or PowerPoint slides. Video posters will need to be submitted by February and instructions for submitting the video will be shared following abstract acceptance.
Here are some resources you can use to think about ways to create an effective video poster presentation.
Creating a Video Presentation for a Virtual Conference (UC Davis Undergraduate Research Center)
Creating and Presenting Virtual Posters (NIH OITE)
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