Summer Research Symposium

Summer 2024 Research Symposium:
Friday, August 2

Abstract submissions are due on Friday, July 19.

The symposium is the capstone experience where student researchers showcase their summer work at WSU. It offers them opportunities to talk to fellow researchers and their guests about the wide variety of work that has been completed over the past several weeks.

Preparing Your Poster

Poster Dimensions

Posters are limited to a maximum size of 4 feet high by 4 feet wide. Most posters tend to be around 42” by 42”, but you can choose to have a smaller poster if you wish.

Designing Your Poster

The most common program to use in creating a poster is Microsoft PowerPoint, with Adobe products also being quite common. The first step is to check the size requirements, then create one slide in PowerPoint with those dimensions. There are many resources available to help with designing your poster. We encourage you to check out the following sites for poster tips as well as talk with your faculty advisor about poster ideas.

Where to Have Your Poster Printed

You can choose to print your poster wherever you like. There is a cost to print your poster. The best place to start is asking your faculty advisor. Public poster printing services are available on the WSU Pullman campus through CougPrints Plus. There are also off-campus commercial printers that are available nearby. Ask your faculty advisor for advice on where to print.

If this is the first time you have printed a research poster, please note that poster printing is a time consuming process. Be sure to plan ahead to allow adequate time for the poster to be submitted, printed, and picked up before the Symposium.

Symposium Schedule

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Check-in and poster set-up (posters should be up and ready to go before 9:00 a.m.) in the CUE Atrium.
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Welcome and keynote speaker in CUE 203.
    • The keynote presentation will also be delivered over Zoom for those not located on the WSU Pullman campus. (Meeting ID: 921 0162 5995, Passcode: 610416)
  • 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Students are at their posters, available to discuss their research and to answer questions.
    • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch is provided in the CUE for undergraduate student researchers. We will do a staggered lunch, with each student having 30 minutes to eat.
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Put posters away and tear down event.