Poster Session

Undergraduate Research Summer Poster Session
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.

August 2, 2023

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB)
10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Free and open to the public.

Registration will open on June 12 at 8:00 AM CT
Deadline: July 17, 2023 at 11:59 AM CT


  • 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, team presentations are allowed. Up to 5 team members may present as a group. Each team member must register individually with the same team name and project information. 

You may present as an individual or a team. Up to 5 team members may present as a group. Each team member must register individually with the same team name and project information. All teammates are expected to be in attendance at the Poster Session.

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?
Need more guidance? Check out the Texas A&M University Writing Center's guide on abstracts.
  • 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 required. 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 your 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 team or an individual, but not both.