Guidelines & Eligibility

General Guidelines

  • Open to all WPI graduate students engaged in research
  • Although posters may have multiple authors, including the faculty advisor(s), there should be one lead author registered and presenting. The lead author MUST be the graduate student and only this student will be considered for awards
  • Only one poster per student will be accepted and it is the student’s responsibility to have his/her poster printed according to competition guidelines
  • The poster must be registered in ONLY one of the following categories and level:
    • Categories: Arts and Sciences, Business and Social Science, Engineering, or Life Sciences and Bioengineering.
    • Level: MS or PhD (Capstone level projects will be accepted however not considered for final round).
  • At the time of registration, students are required to submit their abstract. No registration will be accepted without submission of an abstract
  • Resubmitted abstracts will NOT be accepted after the student is registered

Poster Guidelines

  • Posters should be no larger than 3 feet by 4 feet
  • Easels with a 3x4 foot cork bulletin board and push pins will be provided
  • Your poster should clearly identify a project title, researchers involved, and department
  • Students must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to register and set-up

Poster Printing

Poster Printing On-campus printing assistance is available at Design Studio (HL234), which offers printing services ranging in price from $16-$28, depending on the size and choice of paper. Contact Sia Najafi for details. The deadline to have posters printed through the Design Studio is December 3, 2014.

Academic Technology Center, which also provides printing services that range in price from $16-$28, depending on the size and choice of paper. The deadline to have posters printed through the ATC is December 3, 2014. For details, visit the ATC website.