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Academic Host

Dr. Andres Tremante, Professor in the Mechanical & Material Engineering Department and Director of the Center for Diversity and Student Success in the College of Engineering and Computing (CD-SSEC) at Florida International University is the Chair of the 2020 GMiS Research Poster Competition.

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 unclassified research - dissertation, thesis, senior project, or co-op, internship or research experiences. Students have the opportunity to earn monetary prizes and be recognized at the Student Leadership Show. Furthermore, students have an opportunity to 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 2020 Virtual GMiS Research Poster Competition

GMiS realizes that COVID-19 may have adversely impacted the start or continuation of research projects. To broaden the participation in this competition, GMiS is excited to introduce an additional presentation category to this year’s competition. The new category is Conceptual Research.

Download Poster Guidelines

The Conceptual Research Category invites undergraduate and graduate students, from traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM, 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 this summer, has been delayed to this fall or next spring, or is the beginning of your senior design, thesis or dissertation work. Students will have the opportunity to virtually present their conceptual research to a panel of judges.

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

ATTENTION CAHSI vREU Students - You are only required to submit a Poster Presentation and a Video. No abstract is required. You must submit your poster and YouTube video link through this GMiS Research Scholars Portal.

All students - For further details on the abstract content and formatting, poster presentation layout, how to create the video and how to upload to YouTube and obtain a URL to your video, please Download Poster Guidelines.

Conceptual Research
Research Poster
Abstract Required
Yes, well-defined and concise
Poster Required
Video Required
Virtual Judging Panel
Judging Content
and Presentation
Abstract, Poster
Video and



Friday, September 18, 11:59 PM PDT - Abstract Submission Deadline for Conceptual Research Category and Research Poster Category (Does Not Apply to CAHSi vREU students)
Wednesday, September 23 - Last day to register for the virtual GMiS Conference
Wednesday, September 30 - Poster Submission Deadline
Wednesday, September 30 - Video Submission Deadline for CAHSI vREU students
Monday, October 5 (8:00 AM PDT) - Deadline to upload the optional video link on the poster presentation (non-CAHSI vREU students)
Tuesday, October 6 (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT) - Virtual Graduate Student Presentations to Judges
Wednesday, October 7 (9:00 AM – 11:30 AM PDT) - Virtual Undergraduate Student Presentations to Judges