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Poster Competition

2016 College of Science Poster Competition - November 28, 2016


Current College of Science (COS) student (undergraduate or graduate)
Current University of Nevada, Reno student working with a COS faculty member

Competition Schedule - November 28, 2016

  • 11 am-1 pm— Poster Set Up in JCSU Ballrooms A&B (Participants are responsible for printing their poster to display)
  • 1-2 pm — Judges' Viewing
  • 2-4 pm — Oral Presentation Sessions
  • 4-5 pm — Judges' Deliberation
  • 5:30 pm — Public Viewing Reception
  • 6:15 pm — Announcement of winners
  • 6:30 pm — Participants collect posters (unclaimed posters will be discarded)

On-line Registration Form (completing the form includes uploading an electronic file of your poster) - Deadline to register is Monday, November 14

NOTE: Participants are responsible for printing their poster to display on November 28.

Winners will be selected for 2 categories: Undergraduate and Graduate

  • 1st place: $350
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $150

Judging Criteria - 5 Areas (Areas 1-4 are rated on scale of 1-5)

  1. Written Clarity
    1. Problem Statement
    2. Methods
    3. Results Described
  2. Visual Clarity
    1. Quality - Appearance
    2. Data Presentation
  3. Oral Presentation - participants given ~10 minutes to present poster and provide overview of your research to judges
    1. Clarity of Presentation
    2. Understanding of Context
  4. Scientific Contributions
    1. Creativity of the Approach
    2. Significance of the Problem
    3. Significance of the Results
  5. Completeness- check to see if following items are present on poster
    1. Title
    2. Author(s)/Institution(s)
    3. Abstract
    4. Introduction
    5. Methods
    6. Results
    7. Discussion/Conclusion
    8. Acknowledgements
    9. References
    10. Illustrations/Graphics/Block "N"

Poster Requirements (Size/Dimensions)

The maximum size dimension for a poster:

  • WIDTH (side to side) - 96 inches
  • HEIGHT (top to floor) - 48 inches


Poster must consist of material than can be mounted easily with push pins - push pins will be available at the competition location (JCSU Ballrooms A&B)

University Logo

All posters require the University of Nevada, Reno block "N" - information on the logo can be found at the Integrated Marketing Logos website. If the poster is being funded by another institution, that institution's logo should be present for acknowledgement.

Campus Poster Printing Resources

Poster printing available at @One in the Knowledge Center.

Design Tips and Guidelines

Contact Us

If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact Dr. Katherine McCall at in the College of Science Dean's Office.

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