Tippie Research Fair
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, during the Tippie College Roadmap Rally
Register by Friday, February 21 online
Posters can be displayed beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, with the fair scheduled for 3:30-5:30 p.m. that afternoon. Spaces will be assigned in the Gallerias on the first floor of PBB.
What is the Tippie Research Fair?
The Tippie Research Fair is an academic poster session hosted during the Tippie College Roadmap Rally, a week filled with college-related programming and events. The Research Fair highlights business-related scholarly and professional research conducted by populations in the Tippie College, including undergraduate students, MBA, M.Ac., and Ph.D. students, and faculty.
Who can present at the Tippie Research Fair?
Anyone associated with the Tippie College, including undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, who is conducting research related to business. Students planning on graduating with honors in their major are required to present at the fair.
Why should you consider presenting at the Tippie Research Fair?
- It highlights the important work that's happening in the college.
- It provides you the opportunity for feedback critical to the research process.
- It looks great on a resume or CV to have presentation experience.
What do I need to present at the Tippie Research Fair?
You need a project to present, but there is no application. Register online (above) to reserve your poster space and a place in the program. Each presenter will be provided tacks and a 4' X 6' space to hang their poster. Posters can be displayed beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, and presenters should be available to discuss their posters during the fair, 3:30-5:30 p.m. that afternoon. Spaces will be assigned in the Gallerias on the first floor of PBB.
What should my poster look like?
The Tippie Research Fair does not require using a poster template, but a good poster does a few things well: It summarizes your work, visually conveys a message, and is organized to be readable from about 4 feet away. There are a number of online resources (listed below) with guidelines and examples for constructing an effective poster.
Where can I print my poster?
Check with your department to determine whether there is funding available for printing.
Where can I find additional resources?
- University of Texas poster samples and general guidelines
- University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine workshop resources and templates
- Designing scientific posters: Advice from a former Swarthmore College professor
- Washington Space Grant Consortium basics for poster design
Who can answer questions that aren't answered here?
Mike Schluckebier, Assistant Director for Student Leadership, can answer questions about the Tippie Research Fair. Contact him via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (319-335-1037).