October 23rd,
24th and 25th, 2015


Presented by
Faculty & Students in Carnegie Mellon's

School of Computer Science

Our Sponsors:


Lockheed Martin


Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Institute for Software Research

Language Technologies Institute

Machine Learning Department

MSR-CMU Center for Computational Thinking

Robotics Institute



Presenting a Poster

OurCS participants are invited to present research posters.
--Great experience for first timers!

What we need from you:

  • ASAP Confirmation that you would like to present a research poster
  • Title and Abstract (around 250 words) by September 1st
  • Bring your printed poster to the workshop ready for display

Information on Presenting a Poster :

The OurCS poster session will be on Saturday, October 24th, over lunch starting at 12.30.

We will provide poster stands and help you pin your poster ahead of time ready to take into Gates 6115. Poster presentations will begin at 1.00pm.

During the poster session you will be called on to speak for around 5 minutes (depending on how many students present). This will be followed by Q&A.

We have a team ready to offer guidance!
Do not hesitate to ask us.
Contact Nicole Rafidi <nrafidi@cs.cmu.edu> to connect you with a team member.

Here you can find two examples of student research posters that may help:
-- poster
-- poster

TIPS: Poster presentation recommendations (thanks to PSI CHI for some ideas!):

  • Aim to make your posters within the range of 2' by 3' (smallest) to 3' by 4' (largest) approx..
  • Body font size for the poster should be around size 36, subject headers around size 60.
  • Construct the poster to include the title, the author(s), affiliation(s), and a description of the research, highlighting the major elements.
  • Minimize detail and try to use simple statements.
  • Remember that pictures, tables, and figures are amenable to poster display.
  • If you can, use color in your visuals.
  • Make sure your lettering is neatly done and is large enough to be read from a distance, i.e., do not simply pin up a set of typed pages.
  • Consider using a flow chart or some other method of providing the viewer with a guide to inspecting your display.
  • Don't overwhelm the viewer with excessive amounts of information; rather, construct a poster display that enhances conversation.


Winner of the 2013 OurCS Poster Contest:
Ashley Conard

From left to right:
Iris Howley (Ph.D. Student and Poster Session Organizer)
Ashley Conard, Snr. DePauw University
Emma Brunskill (Faculty, CSD and Poster Judge)
Gabi Marcu (Ph.D. Student and Poster Session Organizer)




OurCS Poster Presenters with Poster Session Organizers


For questions about the workshop, see contact page