Talks/Paper Presentations

Talks will typically be organized into hour-long panels with 3 presentations followed by a short question and answer session.  CURCA staff and volunteers will covene and monitor these sessions.  Please bring your presentation slides or other visual aids on a USB drive or cloud-based powerpoint to allow you to share these with the audience.  Please arrive early to load your presentation prior to the start of the session.

Each presenter will have a maximum of 15 minutes for both presentation and questions, so do please plan accordingly.  The schedule will be posted online in advance so you will know your time slot and how many sessions are scheduled within the hour. The moderator for each session will be responsible for keeping presentations on schedule.

When preparing your work for presentation, please remember that your audience comprises students and faculty of a variety of different disciplines.  Therefore, you should strive to present your work in a clear and simple language that is accessible to the entire audience.  For presenters drawing from a larger project, please remember that you may only be able to present the highlights from your work.

Organize and practice your presentation in advance with a timer.  Your faculty advisor is your best source of guidance for what your presentation should look like given the nature of your work.  

All presenters assigned to a session should plan to stay through the entire session.  You are also part of the audience for the others in your time slot! Please do invite others to attend the session to see your work and the work of your peers.  Friends and family who are not able to attend URCAS can livestream your session via a link posted on the conference schedule.

Poster Session 

The poster session will take place in the Corbett Center 3rd floor ballroom, tentatively from 11am-1pm.  During these hours, poster presenters should be on hand to talk about their research and answer questions.  Lunch will be available.

Our poster boards will accommodate posters that are 36" high by 48" wide.  You will want to organize your information clearly and make sure that it is in a font that is legible from 5-8 feet away.  Some suggestions about how to create a poster can be found here.  Posters should be put up during registration from 8-9am on the day of the conference and should be taken down before 2:30pm, when the poster boards will be removed. 

How to print your poster?  Ask your advisor if there is a poster printer in your department or program.  If not, you can also print your poster at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity in Conroy Honors College.  Please bring your poster on a flashdrive as a pdf file formatted for 36"x48" and ask for Eli's assistance when you arrive.  Call ahead for available hours: (575)646-2005.

Instacopy, downtown at 318 N. Main St. can also print your poster with two days advance notice.  Last year's cost was approx. $17 for color pro 24lb paper and $24 for water and tear resistant poly pro paper.  Email your poster as a pdf formatted to 36"x48" to at least 2 full days before you will need to pick it up.