The Shared Knowledge Conference features outstanding research, displayed in poster format, from students across campus. As part of our effort to ensure that as many of UNM’s academic graduate programs are represented, each year we ask every academic graduate program to nominate at least one student to display a poster at the conference.
Students who present benefit from the experience by
- Interacting professionally with conference attendees
- Gaining valuable conference experience
- Citing their competitive selection for the conference on their CV
- Having their work promoted on the conference website
Student presenters also receive feedback on their posters and projects from a panel of academic professionals, who circulate through the conference.
Non-nominated students may still participate in the conference by presenting in the LoboBites competition.
Only graduate students nominated by their program may participate; no outside submissions will be accepted.
Ideal posters will attractively display innovative projects which inspire dialogue between academic and non-academic circles.
Graduate Studies will provide a $75 stipend to all students participating in the poster session. This stipend is intended to cover poster printing costs.
Required poster size is 24"x36" or 36"x48" (any orientation). Students may use posters they have previously presented, but if the poster's size is not the standard 24"x36" or 36"x48" the student will need to redesign and reprint the poster to fit conference dimensions. The Graduate Studies poster stipend should be used to cover these reprinting costs.
The poster session will run from 3:00-4:00 pm, and posters will remain on display throughout the LoboBites competition and Conference Reception to allow maximum exposure and impact for student research. Students should arrive at least thirty minutes early to allow time for check-in and set-up. Students are required to stand with their posters and discuss their research with conference attendees only during the poster session, but are invited to stay for the LoboBites competition immediately following the poster session. Students are also encouraged to attend the conference reception immediately following LoboBites.
Students are welcome to bring handouts and/or contact information to distribute to conference attendees.
Abstracts for posters will be published in the Shared Knowledge Conference Digital Repository, and will remain in its archives after the completion of the conference.
Students are responsible for the set-up and take-down of their posters. Graduate Studies is not liable for damaged or missing posters.
Program faculty choose which student(s) to nominate for a poster presentation. Each graduate program at UNM is encouraged to nominate at least one student to present their poster at the conference.
A faculty member of the program (ideally the nominated student’s advisor) should submit their nominated student names and contact info to the Shared Knowledge Conference through the following form.
The faculty nominator notifies the student of their nomination and directs the student to the conference website to learn more about poster guidelines and conference procedures.
Nominated students submit their own project abstracts through the Shared Knowledge Conference submission system (part of UNM's Digital Repository). As part of their submission, they must include the name and contact information for the faculty or staff member in charge of their nomination. Students who submit abstracts without an appropriate faculty/staff contact will not be accepted to present at the conference.
Students who will be creating posters for the conference are encouraged to attend one of two poster design workshops being offered by the Graduate Resource Center and Graduate Studies in October 2018. Stay tuned for dates and times!
Looking for tips, tricks, and software for designing your poster? Check out the suggestions below!
- How to Create a Research Poster (NYU Libraries)
- Making an Academic Poster Presentation (Northern Arizona University)
- How to Make a Research Poster (Tufts Libraries)
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