Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I present my research project that isn't finished yet?

A: Absolutely!

Q: I'm not sure if this is research, but I made this cool thing for a hackathon...

A: If you've done something novel and interesting then we'd like to hear about it. Please submit an abstract.

Q: What exactly should my poster contain?

A: Your poster should motivate your research problem, give a small amount of background, describe your experiments, and offer conclusions and future work directions. Don't go overboard with text -- you'll be there to explain your poster to people. Your poster can contain figures visualizing your system, your experiment, and your results. 

Q: How will we present our posters?

A: Just like at a research conference you will present your poster to any interested attendees. Have a 2 minute overview of the project and expect to repeat it many times. Let people ask questions about the parts they find interesting. Poster presentations are supposed to be interactive! Don't just read your poster or research paper to people.

Q: Who will we presenting our work to? What is the audience?

A: The audience will be interested members of the CS department - faculty, graduate students, undergrads, and staff. In addition, there will be a panel of industry and department researchers to award recognition and prizes to the most outstanding research projects.

Q: Can I print my poster(s) at the CIT ?

A: Yes, you can print your posters at the CIT for no cost. Go to the 4th floor, room 475, that is right behind Lubrano (CIT 477). There is one computer in that room, that you can log on to with your brown username and password and pick the printer HP DesignJet Z5200 post script when you print. This is the big poster printer located right under the window of the same room. 

We've noticed that the department machine tends to freeze or crash with files larger than 10 MB. We also suggest printing in PDF format for best results!

Q: Who are the sponsors and what are the prizes?

A: This year's sponsors are listed under the main research symposium page. Past sponsors are listed with past entries under the main page. Prizes will be several hundred dollars!

Q: I don't know how to make a poster. Help!

A: Have no fear! The Meta-URAs are holding a Poster & Pitch Workshop from 3:30-5:30pm in CIT 265 on May 1st, 2018. Swing by to get your poster printed and your pitch perfected.