CalL for the 2023 GURC Posters at the Georgia State Capitol February 27, 2023
The fifth annual “Posters at the Georgia Capitol” will take place February 27, 2023. Any student who is enrolled as an undergraduate student in the Spring of 2023 in a public or private Institution located in the state of Georgia is eligible to apply. Posters at the Georgia State Capitol applications will be accepted through the following portal.
Complete applications include the following (please see full guidelines below):
- An abstract of no less than 200 words and no more than 250 words
- Presentation experience statement of no more than 250 words
Applicants with presentation experience across a variety of audiences receive priority. Posters at the Capitol presentations may either be new research (not previously presented) or previously presented research. Stronger abstract submissions will be legible to a broad, interdisciplinary audience and will have been presented previously. There is no registration or attendance fee associated with Posters at the Georgia State Capitol.
Before beginning the application, please have the following information available:
- Home street address and city
- Click here for your State legislative House and Senate districts for your personal home street address (non-US residents select NA)
- Mentor(s) first and last name and email address
- Up to two presenters' first and last names, email addresses, and telephone numbers
- Prepare an abstract of up to 250 words. The abstract must be written for an educated audience who may or may not have experience in your field of study.
- Prepare a brief discussion of your presentation experience (250 words or less) both to academic and non-academic audiences
Note: A previous oral presentation may be converted to a 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." Up to 40 undergraduate research posters will be selected for presentation.
- Only those listed as the first and/or second presenter will be permitted to present. All other co-authors’ names are eligible to be listed as co-authors on the poster but will not be listed as presenters;
- Student who fills out the application 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;
- If funding was received for any part of the research project or for presenting the research, then the funding agency or agencies must be identified on the poster;
- If your research is selected for presentation, you will be responsible for the following:
- Providing an electronic copy of the poster (drafts acceptable) to the submission portal on or before February 6th, 2023 (The state government reserves the right to reject any posters with explicit political agendas or other materials they deem inappropriate.);
- Covering expenses related to the presentation. No expenses are covered by the GURC for poster printing or travel to the event. Contact your institution for logistical support.
Expectations the Day of the Event
- Arrive at the Capitol presentation space at 12:30 p.m. on presentation day in order to have time to setup to start at 1 pm
- Dress is business casual or professional. Click HERE for more information on the proper attire.
- Demonstrate professional presentation behavior at all times
- We highly encourage mentors to attend to support their students.
This undergraduate research presentation opportunity is an initiative of the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective (GURC). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any Posters at the Georgia State Capitol Committee members by emailing PostersattheGeorgiaStateCapitol@gcsu.edu
A poster is a static, visual medium (usually of the paper or board variety) that students use to communicate their research. An oral presentation can be converted to a poster presentation. The difference between poster and paper presentations is that students should let their posters 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. Poster stands are provided by the GURC.
Day of the Event Requirements
- Arrive on the Capitol Grounds by 12:30 p.m. on presentation day. Please be ready to begin your presentation at 1 p.m.
- Bring your approved poster.
- Refrain from discussing politics while at the Capitol.
- No expenses are covered by the GURC for poster printing or any travel-related expenses related to the GURC Posters at the Georgia State Capitol. Contact your institution for support.
- Be dressed in proper business casual or business professional attire ProfessionalDressforSuccess.pdf (emory.edu)
- Engage the attendees who stop to view your poster.
- This is YOUR research and the attendees want to hear from you, the undergraduate presenters, not your mentor.
- Mentors are encouraged to attend. We request that mentors allow the student researchers to present their findings to the attendees, as the purpose of this event is to highlight the work of the students. Please feel free to circulate through the presentations and allow your students the opportunity to learn through this experience.
PaC Steering Committee
Stefanie Sevcik, Georgia College & State University, Posters at the Capitol President
Jordan Cofer, Georgia College & State University, Associate Provost for Transformative Learning Experiences
Lovonna L. Lovern, Valdosta State University, GURC President
Kymberly Harris, Georgia Southern University, Past GURC President
Anastasia Lin, University of North Georgia, Past GURC President