Posters at the Georgia State Capitol

Be Part of This Great Opportunity to Share Your Research at the Georgia State Capitol in 2021 for the Third Annual Posters at the Georgia State Capitol

The call will reopen September 2020 and remain open until November 18, 2020, at 5:30 p.m.

Posters at the Georgia State Capitol  (PaC) is a  product of the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective (GURC).

The 2021 call for applications for the Posters at the Georgia State Capitol opens September 7, 2020, and closed November 18, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Applicants will be notified beginning November 25, 2020, as to acceptance decisions. Poster drafts must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. to capitolposters@gcsu.edu on January 8, 2021, or acceptance to present will be withdrawn. If the Capitol staff determined any posters to be unacceptable, then the presenters will be notified asap and their poster will be withdrawn from the event. 

The third annual “Posters at the Georgia Capitol” provided by the Georgia Undergraduate Research Collective will take place Spring 2020 (exact date TBD), from 2-4 p.m. with setup beginning at 1 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 2021 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. The number of presenters at the poster is limited to one at a time with no more than two possible presenters present at the Capitol.

Please 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 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.

There is room for ONLY one presenter per poster. Only the student submitting the application and one other presenter will be eligible to present by alternating times at the poster. All other co-authors' 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
  • Please be ready to begin your presentation at 1 p.m.
  • Engage the attendees who stop to view your poster
  • This is YOUR research and the attendees want to hear from the undergraduate presenters, not their mentors
  • Mentors are encouraged to attend, but they are not required to remain with their student(s). We would 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. As much as all of us want our students' research to be presented in the best light, ultimately, it is their research that is being shared. Please feel free to circulate through the presentations and allow your students the opportunity to learn through this experience.   

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

Robin Lewis, PaC Co-Chair, Georgia College & State University, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects

Doreen Sams, Georgia College & State University, PaC Co-Chair, Past GURC President, Faculty Coordinator for Mentored Undergraduate Research & Creative Endeavors, 

Holly Croft, Georgia College & State University Library

David Dawha, Georgia College & State University, Libray

Kymberly Harris, Georgia Southern University, Past GURC President

Anastasia Lin, University of North Georgia, Past GURC President

Kate Thebold, University of West Georgia, GURC President