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Summer Poster Session July 31

LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research organizes the Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session to showcase research, scholarly, and creative activity conducted at Texas A&M University by students from institutions worldwide. The event is held each year in late-July to early-August.

July 29, 2020

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) Lobby

Morning Session: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Afternoon Session: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Free and open to the public.

General Information

  • Who can participate?
    • Any undergraduate doing summer research at Texas A&M
    • Individual and team presentations
  • Registration with an abstract
    • Max 250 words
    • Will be publicly available
  • Poster
    • Max poster size is 48” wide x 48” tall
    • Do not mount posters
  • Presentation
    • 2 hour timeslot
    • Check in 15 minutes before session

Poster Session Registration

Registration will open in summer 2020.

Abstract Book Archive

  • Any undergraduate student conducting research from any academic discipline under the guidance of a Texas A&M faculty member.
  • Any Texas A&M undergraduate from any academic discipline who participated in research at another institution under faculty guidance.
  • Any high school junior or senior in the B/CS area who participated in research under the faculty guidance of a Texas A&M faculty member.
  • Yes, group presentations are allowed. All group members should register individually with the same group name, abstract title and abstract submission.

All group members must register individually using the same group name, abstract title and abstract submission. All group members are expected to be in attendance at the poster session.

Communication regarding the poster session will be sent to the email address you provide during registration. Add to your contacts list to make sure our emails don’t get directed to your junk folder.

An abstract is a brief statement that conveys a document or presentation's essential information.

  • Abstract submissions should be clear, concise and understandable to a general audience.
  • Any technical jargon should be defined.
  • Describe the content of your presentation or document
  • Highlight what you feel to be the most important points: Rationale, objectives, methods, most important findings, significance
  • Identify key words: Technique, equipment, organism, theory
  • Sell your research: Why is this interesting, important?
  • Abstracts should be no more than 250 words (1,000-1,500 characters)
  • Abstracts will appear in a publicly available Abstract Book
  • Abstracts should be written for a broad audience.
  • NOTE: Plain text abstract submissions are preferred. We cannot guarantee that special formatting, symbols and images used in word processing programs will appear as intended. Please spell out or use alternative plain text symbols when you submit your abstract. Remember that this abstract will be made available to the public.
Size and layout
  • Maximum poster size is 48” wide x 48” tall
  • Posters should not be mounted on poster board or foam core.
  • Consider laminating your poster. It costs a little extra, but is worth the cost if you intend to display your poster multiple times.
  • Minimum recommended body text size is 24 pt., 36 pt. for headings.
  • You should be able to read your poster from 5’ away.
If your research isn't complete or you didn't get the results you expected, do your best anyway--you should still present your work! Make sure the objectives, justification, and methods are clearly stated. Use terms such as “Results will show” or “If successful.”

No. We would like to provide as many students as possible with the opportunity to present at this event. Please submit only one registration form.

You can present as a group or an individual, but not both.

We will not be providing any A/V equipment for use in presentations. While you are welcome to bring your own laptop to use as part of your presentation, please be aware that there are limited outlets available and poster number assignments will not take A/V equipment into consideration.