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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. Recognized as Rssearch Scholars, students are encouraged to present individual and unclassified research performed as part of their dissertation, master thesis, senior project, co-op, internship or research experiences.

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 and STEM professionals with similar research interests

  • Increase public awareness of the relevance of STEM research and its benefits to society


The 2022 GMiS Research Poster Competition


The 2022 GMiS Research Poster Competition (RPC) will be held in-person on Thursday, October 6 (Graduate Students) and Friday, October 7 (Undergraduate Students) as part of the 2022 GMiS Conference, in Pasadena, CA. All entries will also be showcased in a virtual Research Scholars Exhibit Hall.

Undergraduate and graduate students, from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM, are invited to submit an abstract and present a poster on their ongoing/current research project. Participants will also have the option to submit a three-minute YouTube video of their poster to be showcased online. Finalists will present their research to STEM professionals from industry, academia, and government agencies.


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 2022 GMiS Conference. Conference registration is required to participate in the 2022 GMiS Research Poster Competition.

STEP 2: Submit your abstract, poster, and optional 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 2022 GMiS Conference Early-Bird Student Rgistration is $150. The registration fee does not include housing. Registrants must make their own hotel arrangements. A preferred listing of hotels is available through the conference website. If you would like financial support with a registration-only discount, please contact [email protected] with your request.



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, minus an administrative processing fee, 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 9.


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.



Wednesday, September 7
11:59 PM PDT


Priority Deadline - Research Posters Competition - Abstract Submission


Friday, September 9


Conference Cancelation Deadline


Monday, September 12


Research Posters Competition – Finalists Priority Notifications


Wednesday, September 14


Courtesy Reminder - 21-Day Advance Airfare


Friday, September 16


Early-Bird Student Registration Deadline ($150 w/o hotel)


Monday, September 19


Regular Student Registration Begins ($250 w/o hotel)


Friday, September 23


Late Deadline - Research Posters Competition - Abstract Submission


Monday, September 26


Research Posters Competition - Finalists Late Notifications


Thursday, October 6
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT


Graduate Student Session


Friday, October 7
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT


Undergraduate Session

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: