Students may present original research or fine art in the NCHC Student Poster Sessions. Research must be presented in the form of a standard poster. Students and their faculty advisors should carefully review the poster guidelines
page for more examples and more information about poster design. Students may also browse the video gallery of previous student winners of the 2012
poster competition to see examples of exemplary student research.
Students wishing to participate in the Poster Sessions should begin by submitting a Poster Session Proposal. All proposals must include a well-written abstract that summarizes the student’s research, including outcomes. In addition, abstracts should clearly state the significance of the project in terms that can be understood by a general scholarly audience and clearly convey the student’s original analytical, critical, or creative contribution to his or her discipline. Preference will be given to completed research.
All work included in the poster session, including fine art, will be judged by NCHC faculty judges. Judges complete a judging form that includes a numerical score and qualitative feedback for student presenters. Students may pick up their judging forms from the judges’ table 30 minutes after the end of their session.
If submitting a Student "Poster" proposal you must select one of the following categories:
- ART - Visual arts (photography, sculpture, other artistic creations)
- A&H - Arts and Humanities (Literature, philosophy, communications, art history, etc.)
- BEC - Business (economics, accounting, management, etc.); Engineering (chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical etc); or Computer Science
- DIV - Diversity issues on any dimension (Gender Studies, etc.)
- E&P - Education and pedagogy (learning initiatives, program development & assessment, experiential learning, community service, study abroad, etc.)
- ENV - Environmental science, conservation, green technology
- HS - Health Sciences (Disease related projects, nursing, public health, etc.)
- NSM - Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Biology, chemistry, physics, math, biochemistry, neuroscience etc)
- SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, sociology, history, political science, anthropology, social work, etc.)
In the abstract submission process, you must indicate the title of the presentation, the names and contact information of presenting authors, and submit an abstract (150-200 words) that will be used for review purposes as well as a brief description (50 words or less) that will appear in the conference program.
Posters and artistic works do not need to relate to the conference theme. Students with projects not suited for poster presentation should consider the Student Interdisciplinary Research Panels and other venues for conference participation.
Questions regarding the Poster Session Proposal or faculty judging should be directed to Mike Sloane at email@example.com
or 205-934-8733. Presenters should carefully read the poster guidelines
for preparing a conference poster on the NCHC website.
NO LCD projector is available for the Student Poster sessions.