Student Resources

Poster Presentations

Students poster presentations will physically be displayed at the in-person research symposium on April 26, 2022, in the Holmes Student Center. Additionally, student posters will be available online through the Symposium by ForagerOne platform on April 25-29, 2022. Presenters must submit their poster as a PDF, using one of the recommended poster templates (PPTX) OSEEL will print posters uploaded during the registration process on students' behalf.

Flash Talks (Optional Feature)

Along with the poster, presenters have the option to upload a three to five-minute narration (Flash Talk) through YouTube to accompany their poster. This allows virtual conference attendees who will be utilizing the ForagerOne platform an opportunity to gain more detail about your research project in the same way they would if they were attending the in-person event. There are three options to choose from:

  • Voiceover
    • Benefits: Less time to do, free tools readily available
    • Cons: Virtual conference 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
  • Presenter and poster
    • Benefits: Allows virtual conference attendees 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, PC and Mac.

CURE Workshop Series (Online)

We strongly encourage all students interested in participating to tune in to our live virtual workshops that will be hosted on Microsoft Teams. If you would like a copy of the slides and recording of any of the workshops below, email engage@niu.edu to request the materials.

  • Information Session, March 9 at 3 p.m. Learn more about the registration process, conference format and finding sources for your academic poster.
  • Designing Your Academic Poster, March 23 at 3 p.m. In this workshop, students will learn about the characteristics of effective academic poster design and the resources available to help prepare a research poster. This workshop covers the content and aesthetics of academic posters.
  • Communicating Your Research and Creating a Flash Talk, March 30 at 3 p.m. In this workshop, students will get tips on how to effectively communicate their research to a wide audience through a poster presentation or a virtual format.

Contact Us

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
Holmes Student Center 264-266
815-753-8154
engage@niu.edu
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