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2024 CSBS Student Research Day

Wednesday, April 24th
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gardner Commons 2900 & 2950

If you need any accommodations to participate, please email

Both graduate and undergraduate students in the college will be given the opportunity to showcase original research projects using poster presentations, and family and friends are encouraged to attend as well. A panel of faculty judges will evaluate the projects. Student researchers are expected to be in attendance during the main exhibition period on April 24th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Prizes will be awarded for best posters in each of the graduate research and undergraduate research categories thanks to our sponsors the Richard & Leslie Haskell Family Foundation. The Student Choice Award will be given out to the student whose poster receives the most votes during the main exhibition period.

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $100
Student Choice Award: $100

  • This year's event will take place in-person on April 24th, 2024 in GC 2900 & 2950.
  • The event is a “poster session” – a common and interactive forum for the presentation of research.
    •  Student researchers will prepare and print a large-format poster describing their research. (see next section for poster requirements).  Posters will be pre-hung the day of the event. 
    • Student researchers will stand by their poster during the session, while attendees (other students, faculty, or your family/friends) will circulate through the room, reading posters and interacting with student researchers. 
    • Student researchers should be ready to informally talk about their research and answer questions from attendees; it is recommended that student researchers prepare a short (less than 3 minute) flexible presentation that describes their research project and their main findings. Keep in mind that this “presentation” is typically more of an informal conversation than a prepared, formal presentation.  
  • To determine winners of the cash prizes, assigned judges (faculty and grad students) will rotate throughout the poster session, formally evaluating student posters and presentations. Each student presenter will likely talk to two or three judges during the event, in addition to other students and faculty who are attending the sessions.
  • Event Schedule
    • 1:00pm - Event Start
    • 1:00pm - 1:15pm -Welcome - Introductions, Rules, and Expectations.
    • 1:15pm - 2:15pm - Presentations and judging round.
    • 2:15pm - 2:45pm - Snacks and social time
    • 2:45pm - 3:00pm - Reconvene in GC 2900 for awards ceremony.

  • Students must be the primary producer of the work. Co-authorship with a faculty mentor and/or collaborations with other student(s) are welcome.
  • The research must be original work.
  • Posters must be printed in large-format for display – size can be no more than 36” high x 48” wide.  The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute has a large format printer that students can use for FREE; visit the Make Space in-person to print your poster.  The Marriot Library Knowledge Commons also has a large format printer; the charge is approximately $40 for a 36x48” poster (you can format and print yours in a smaller size if you choose).  Printing a research poster through commercial printers is often much more expensive.

    • Click here for more information about poster printing at the library.  
    • Click here or here for poster templates and tips.

    Note:  if the cost of preparing and printing a poster is an impediment to your participating, please reach out to your faculty mentor to discuss the costs.  If there are no other options, you may also contact Associate Dean Rebecca Utz to request limited financial assistance.

  • Printed posters must be delivered to Gardner Commons, Suite 3725no later than Friday, April 19th by 3:00pm so that they can be prehung prior to the start of the Event.

  • April 12th: Last day to register for Student Reserach Day
  • April 19th: Deadline to drop off printed research posters - DUE by 3:00pm to CSBS Dean's Office (GC 3725)
  • April 24th: Student Research Day event
Last Updated: 4/16/24