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About the GMiS Research Poster Competition



Each year at the GMiS Conference, college students have the opportunity to showcase their latest research findings through a poster presentation to STEM professionals. Students are encouraged to present individual and unclassified research - dissertation, thesis, senior project, or co-op, internship or research experiences. Students may earn monetary prizes and be recognized at the Student Leadership Awards Show. Furthermore, students can further enhance their job search as competition judges may be looking for technical talent to recruit into graduate programs, research labs, summer internships, co-ops, or full-time employment.

The purpose of the GMiS Research Poster Competition is to:

  • Provide a premiere, national forum for traditionally underserved and underrepresented STEM undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their technical research talent
  • Challenge students to communicate their research with a balanced technical/lay audience perspective
  • Stimulate interest in scientific and technical research
  • Encourage networking among students as Research Scholars and with STEM professionals with similar research interests
  • Increase public awareness of the relevance of STEM research and its benefits to society

The 2021 Virtual GMiS Research Poster Competition



The 2021 GMiS Research Poster Competition (RPC) will be held virtually on Thursday, October 14 (Graduate Students) and Friday, October 15 (Undergraduate Students). During a face-to-face competition, a poster session is a printed presentation of an author's research pinned to a board. For the virtual competition, the poster session will be presented live via Zoom. Presenters will present their poster/abstract in one of two categories – Research Poster Category or Conceptual Abstract Category. All entries will also be showcased in the virtual Research Scholars Exhibit Hall.

The Research Poster Category invites undergraduate and graduate students, from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM, to submit an abstract and present a poster on their ongoing/current research project. Participants in this category will have the option to submit a three-minute YouTube video presentation of their poster. Finalists will virtually present their research to a judges panel of STEM professionals from industry, academia, and government agencies.

The Conceptual Abstract Category invites undergraduate and graduate students, from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM, whose research was adversely impacted by COVID-19, to submit a well-written and concise abstract on their proposed science, engineering, computing, technology or health-related research project. The research project might have been a project that was never started, has been delayed to this fall or next spring, or is the beginning of your senior design, thesis or dissertation work. Finalists will virtually present their conceptual abstract to a judges panel of STEM professionals from industry, academia, and government agencies.

Element
Research Poster
Category
       
Conceptual Abstract
Category
Abstract
Required
       
Required, well-defined and concise
Poster
Required
       
Optional
Video
Optional
       
Optional
Virtual Judging Panel
Required
       
Required
Judging Content
Abstract, Poster
& Presentation
       
Abstract
and Presentation


Competition Eligibility

  • Must be from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group
  • Enrolled full-time in a graduate or undergraduate college or university pursuing studies in a related science, technology, engineering, math or health discipline at a college/university in the U.S./U.S. territories.
  • Must have a paid (or complimentary) GMiS Conference registration
  • Entries are limited to individual research and not research project teams (i.e. the recognized competitor must be a single individual and not a team)


Content Submission and Conference Registration Process

STEP 1: Register for the virtual 2021 GMiS Conference. Conference registration is required to participate in the virtual 2021 GMiS Research Poster Competition.

STEP 2: Submit your abstract, poster, and video link through the GMiS Research Scholars Portal, which is only accessible through the Conference Portal after you register for the conference. Be mindful of the deadlines to submit each required/optional component.

Registration Fee

The virtual 2021 GMiS Conference student registration fee for the GMiS All-Access Pass is $125. If you need a discount, please email [email protected] Some limited waivers may also be available.

Cancellation

If a student chooses to cancel the registration for the Conference, he/she must log into the GMiS Conference Registration Portal and select “cancel” for the registration. This cancellation will trigger a reimbursement to the student’s credit card minus an administrative processing fee. Full refund for registration fees (minus administrative fees) will be allowed if requested prior to the cancellation deadline. No cancellations will be processed after that deadline, so please plan accordingly.

The last day to cancel and request a refund is Friday, September 10.

Virtual Research Scholars Exhibit Hall

As part of the student experience, GMiS will host a virtual Research Scholars Exhibit Hall to showcase the excellence in research innovation and design processes. This virtual hall will host all the abstracts, posters, presentations, video links, and contact information for the presenters. Conference attendees will have access to the Research Scholars Exhibit Hall to read the abstracts, view the posters, listen to the presentation videos and contact the presenter for follow-up discussion questions on their research.

Deadlines

Friday, September 17
11:59 PM PDT

EXTENDED DEADLINE - OCTOBER 1, 2021
   Abstract Submission Deadline for Conceptual Research Category and Research Poster Category
 
Friday, October 1    Presenter confirmation by GMiS begins
 
Friday, October 8    Last day to register for the virtual GMiS Conference
 
Thursday, October 14
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
   Virtual Graduate Student Presentations to Judges
Presenters must submit their poster presentation and optional video for the Research Scholars Exhibit Hall by 12PM PDT
 
Friday, October 15
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
   Virtual Undergraduate Student Presentations to Judges
Presenters must submit their poster presentation and optional video for the Research Scholars Exhibit Hall by 8AM PDT


For further details on the abstract content and formatting, poster presentation, judging information, how to create the video, how to upload the video to YouTube and obtain a URL to your video: