Posters at the Georgia State Capitol

The 2020 call for applications for the Posters at the Georgia State Capitol opens October 4, 2019, and closes October 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Applicants will be notified by November 15, 2019, as to acceptance decisions. Poster drafts must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. to capitolposters@gcsu.edu on January 6, 2020, or acceptance to present will be withdrawn. If the Capitol staff determines any posters to be unacceptable then the presenters will be notified asap and their poster will be withdrawn from the event. 

The second annual “Posters at the Georgia Capitol” will take place on February 25, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. (includes set up and take down times) in Atlanta, Georgia. Any undergraduate student who will be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the Spring of 2020 in a public or private college or university located in the State of Georgia is eligible to submit an application.  Experienced presenters across a variety of audiences receive priority. Research that crosses disciplines or has multiple disciplinary implications are preferred; however, other quality research will be considered. Presenting at the Capitol does NOT require that you submit research that has not been presented by you previously. It is recommended that you submit a research project that has been accepted and that you have presented within the last two academic years at another conference. 

Please to be sure to read the CALL that explains what you will need before applying for Posters at the Georgia State Capitol. CALL

Poster Presentation - A poster is a static, visual medium (usually of the paper or board variety) that students use to communicate their research. The difference between poster and paper presentations is that students should let their poster do most of the "talking." The material presented on the poster should convey the essence of their message. However, students MUST be present during the designated time to answer questions and provide further details. Poster requirements are landscape or portrait 36" tall by 44" wide or 44" tall x 36" wide.

There is room for ONLY two presenters per poster. Only the student submitting the application and one other presenter will be eligible to present. All other coauthors names will be listed as co-authors on the program but only the presenters will be listed as the presenter.

  • Arrive at the Capitol Building by 12:30 p.m. on presentation day in order to have time to clear security
  • Bringing your poster. Poster stands will be provided to display your poster 
  • Bring a State identification (e.g., driver’s license or passport)
  • Do NOT discuss politics while at the Capitol
  • No expenses are covered by the GURC for poster printing, displaying of the poster, travel to and from the Capitol, park, or any other expenses related to the GURC Posters at the Georgia State Capitol. (Contact your institution for support before applying for the event.
  • Be dressed in proper business attire
  • Demonstrate professional presentation behavior
  • Do not stand around your poster talking to your mentors or other presenters once the event starts
  • Invite passersby to hear about your research “Would you like to know about my research?”
  • Student researchers MUST make the presentation
  • Mentors are asked to circulate around the poster area congratulating students on their acceptance to the event, asking about their research, and giving their own student(s) space to do their presentation.

Click here to apply for consideration as a presenter for the GURC Posters at the Georgia State Capitol LINK

Holly Croft, Georgia College & State University Library

David Dawha, Georgia College & State University Library

Jeffery Dowdy, Georgia College & State University Library

Kymberly Harris, Georgia Southern University, Mentored Undergraduate Research

Robin Lewis, Georgia College & State University, Grants, Co-Chair

Anastasia Lin, University of North Georgia

Doreen Sams, Georgia College & State University, Mentored Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors, Co-Chair

Kate Thebold, University of West Georgia