Student Resources

Online Poster Presentations

Students poster presentations will be displayed online April 19-23, 2021 using the Symposium by ForagerOne platform. Presenters must submit their poster as a PDF, using one of the recommended poster templates.

The Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center for Excellence, an organization which NIU is a partner with, conducted an informative webinar on abstracts and poster design. This video covers basic components and requirements of a research poster; what differentiates a good poster from a winning poster; presenting to different audiences; and best practices in delivering the research presentation at a poster session. We highly recommend you view this video for guidance when creating your abstract and poster for CURE.

Video Recording

Along with the poster, presenters will need to upload a three to five-minute narration through YouTube to accompany their poster. You have three options to choose from:

  • Voiceover
    • Benefits: Less time to do, free tools readily available
    • Cons: Judges and attendees do not get to see your face and engagement with the camera. Speaker cannot point to or highlight poster information.
    • View voiceover example
  • Presenter only
    • Benefits: Free tools readily available
    • Cons: Speaker cannot point to or highlight poster information
    • View presenter example
  • Presenter and poster
    • Benefits: Allows judges and presenters to see the presenter engage and highlight information on the poster
    • Cons: More time-intensive
    • View presenter and poster example

There are many tutorials on YouTube, such as How to record a video on your computer screen and webcam and websites, how to record a video on a PC and how to record a video on a Mac.

Information Session (Online)

Need guidance putting together your presentation or the registration process? We strongly encourage all students interested in participating to tune in to the online information session that hosted via Microsoft Teams. A recording of the presentation and supporting documents are available below:

Note the application deadline has been extended to April 9, 2021.

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
engage@niu.edu
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