• Poster and Presentation Submission

    Guidelines: The poster and presentation submission application closes on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. All electronic posters and presentations must be reviewed and approved by your faculty mentor prior to submission. An email confirming the receipt of submissions will be sent to the mentor and presenter(s). Posters and presentations that do not meet the requirements below will be sent back for revision.

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  • Because this is a virtual poster presentation, and attendees will not be able to walk around the room to view your posters, there will be a six-day preview of the posters before the Research Day in which anyone from the college will be able to view and read your poster. For that preview, we ask that you prepare a recorded presentation:

    • Presentations should be recorded and no longer than 3 minutes.
    • They can be recorded on your preferred device and saved as an MP3, WMA, or WAV file (for example).
    • Please review the instructions to record audio files on a smartphone or iPhone.
    • Please review the instructions to record in a powerpoint presentation.
    • Posters will be electronic PDF format only - they will not be printed.
    • Must include the LAGCC logo
    • Must include the research program or funding program logo such as CRSP, LSAMP, NIH BRIDGES, Women in Science, etc. Please ask your faculty mentor if you need assistance.
    • Must include presenter(s) and mentor(s) names.
    • Must include your abstract number in the upper right corner of the poster.
    • Keep text to a minimum, seek simplicity and avoid redundancies. Remember, you are not writing an article.
    • Organize your content with columns, sections, headings and blocks of text.
    • Choose a title that illustrates what your poster is about and be sure that the title is at least twice the size of your regular text.
    • Choose colors carefully and pay attention to contrast. If in doubt, dark print on light background is best.
    • The figures and tables should cover approximately 50% of the poster area and be strategically incorporated onto the poster (include title and figure legends for your figures and tables).
    • Avoid fuzzy images; make sure all graphics are high-resolution and easily visible.
    • Structure your poster by Introduction, Methods and Results. State your aims at the end of the Introduction.
    • Let your important points stand out.
    • If possible, avoid abbreviations and acronyms, especially in the Conclusions.
    • Feel free to provide one or more key references (in the right lower corner).

    For reference, please view poster presentations from Undergraduate Research Day 2021. The winners were abstract numbers 3, 11, 23, 27, and 69.

    Templates, guides and best practices for creating a scientific poster.


    Accessibility Needs
    American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters will be available at the event. For questions about accessibility or to request another accommodation to participate in this event live, please email M. Anne O'Reilly (moreilly@lagcc.cuny.edu) and/or Derek Stadler (dstadler@lagcc.cuny.edu).