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Poster Information


Eligibility: Research must have been conducted while you were an undergraduate. This includes first-year graduate students who want to present their undergraduate research projects. Each student may only participate in one poster. If you worked on multiple projects that will be presented, you will have to choose one main poster that your name will be included on as a presenter.

Time Commitment: Students must be available from 2:30 to 5:30 pm on Friday, January 17th, 2020. Set up will be from 2:30 to 3:30. From 3:30 to 4:30 judges will be critiquing the posters, and from 4:30 to 6:00 the session will be open to both judges and to the general public. 

Poster Content: Appropriate poster topics include: a new result, a new proof of a known result, a new mathematical model, an innovative solution to a Putnam problem, a method of solution for an applied problem. Purely expository topics are not appropriate for this session.

Poster Evaluation: Each student receives helpful feedback and research advice from professionals and academics in the mathematics field. Every participant will be given critiques, inquires, and accolades based on the mathematical content, student answers to questions and poster design. The MAA Student Poster Session is widely publicized and attended, allowing the students' research to gain interest from the mathematics community. Students have been recruited for and received funding for graduate school based on their poster presentations.The fact that your advisor chose to support your work speaks very highly of your efforts.

Poster Specifications:  A tri-fold 48″ wide, 36″ high will be provided to you. For a quick set up, bring your 48” by 36” poster and several binder clips so that your poster can be quickly pinned to the tri-fold.  You will need to put the tri-fold back when you are done. Additional material for setting up the posters, as well as computers and/or other technological devices needed for the presentation, is the responsibility of each presenter. 

Suggestions on Poster Design

Do not crowd the poster with too much content or too small of font size (recommended is the Arial font with 25 point size). 
Choose colors that are easy on the eyes and don't use too many colors as it will make the poster look too busy.