Oklahoma Water Resources Center

2017 Poster Guidelines

Guidelines for Poster Presentations in the
Oklahoma Water Research Symposium

October 31 - November 1, 2017  |  Embassy Suites in Norman

We are requesting applications for presentations on a wide range of research and Extension topics addressing water issues in Oklahoma.

Application Details: To be considered for the program, submit an application online (Symposium Call Form) by noon on Monday, September 18th. You will receive an e-mail confirmation shortly after you have submitted your application that includes the information you submitted.

Applicant Qualifications: Professionals, researchers, and students are invited to present posters on any research, extension, or outreach topic related to water resources in Oklahoma.

Registration: All presenters must register for the conference.

Audience: This symposium typically draws scientists, policymakers, agency personnel, consultants, and interested citizens from many disciplines. Technical presentations should focus on research while remaining comprehensible to a general, non-expert audience.

Format: Posters should measure no more than 3 ft x 4 ft (36in x 48in; either landscape or portrait orientation is acceptable.) Easels, 3 ft x 4 ft poster boards, and clips will be provided.

Poster Session: Poster presenters will be asked to take part in the “Jump Start” session on the morning of Tuesday, 10/31, in which each presenter will give a two-minute overview of his/her poster to pique the interest of attendees and jump-start the conversation during poster visits. Visits by audience members and judges will begin immediately after all overviews are given. Posters will be prominently displayed during both days of the conference.

Judging Criteria:

  1. Presentation: Professional/appropriate attire; communication and presentation skills during the poster visit
  2. Design: Well-organized and easy-to-follow poster, attractive graphics and other visual elements
  3. Content: Research purpose, objectives, methods, and conclusions are clearly explained
  4. Scientific Quality: Methods and analysis are technically sound; conclusions are supported by results
  5. Overall Research Significance and Impact: Demonstrates and explains the contribution that the research makes to the scientific field 

Awards: Student posters will be considered for an Outstanding Student Poster Award. Scores will be based on the evaluations of judges using criteria listed above. Winners may be announced prior to the afternoon reception on October 31st. It is not necessary to be present to win, but all authors are encouraged to attend. Prize money will be dispersed through the OSU system and may take several weeks to reach the winners.

Contact water@okstate.edu with additional questions.

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