Student Poster Sessions for Research and Creative Works
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 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.
All work included in the poster session, including fine art, will be judged by a panel of 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. Students may also browse the video gallery of previous student winners of the poster competition to see examples of exemplary student research. Awards for the best poster/creative work are given in each of the following categories:
- Arts and Humanities
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Health Sciences
- Environmental Science, Conservation, and Green Technology
- Education and Pedagogy
- Business, Engineering and Computing
- Fine Arts
At the time of submitting a poster proposal, students must select a category for their research.
Posters will be on display for a 2 hour time period. Students must accompany their poster for the entire time. Posters left unattended will be disqualified from judging and removed from the display area.
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.
Electronic versions of student posters must be completed and uploaded to the NCHC website no later than three weeks prior to the conference date. Uploading posters prior to the session allows judges to preview student work and helps to ensure that posters meet NCHC standards.
No Audio-Visual equipment will be available for the Student Poster Session.
Questions regarding the Poster Session Proposal or faculty judging should be directed to Greg Tomso at or 850-473-7256. Presenters should carefully read the guidelines for preparing a conference poster on the NCHC website and review the NCHC poster gallery.