Poster Presentation Submissions

***Deadline:  Friday, March 3, 2017***

If you are interested in presenting your interdisciplinary research, either in poster form or as a PowerPoint, Prezi, or Multimedia Presentation we encourage you to submit the following application!

Submission Materials

Presenting your research at the OIGP Spring Reception is a great way to share what you do with people in a variety of interdisciplinary programs, and to learn about the interdisciplinary projects in which others are involved!

If you wish to have a poster/presentation considered for inclusion in the IGP Spring Reception, you will need to submit the required electronic application by Friday, March 3, 2017. 

The electronic application is available here: Poster Application Form 

Important Notes

  • You may submit research you have previously presented at another event or at a past OIGP Spring Reception, provided significant progress and updates have been made to your work since your last Spring Reception presentation
  • All application materials must be submitted via the required electronic application. In the application, you will be required to submit an abstract (max 250 words) and a description of the interdisciplinary nature of your project (max 100 words).
  • Graduate students that are conducting interdisciplinary research that are not formally affiliated with non-Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs are encouraged to submit presentations.
  • Poster size should be 42" width and 36" height (42"x36").
  • If selected to present a PowerPoint/Prezi/Multimedia presentation, the applicant is expected to provide his/her own laptop on the day of the event, and it must play without sound. There will not be projectors available, the presentations will run on your display device (e.g. laptop, tablet etc.) screen.

Purdue Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award

The Purdue Interdisciplinary Audience Choice Award is a crowd preference award determined by the attendees of the OIGP Spring Reception the day of the event.  The award consists of a certificate of recognition and a $250 prize.  Attendees will be given a ballot asking them to select their top three favorite research presentations.  Ballots will be collected at the event, scores tallied, and a winner will be announced on the OIGP website.

Certificates of Excellence in Research

All Poster/PowerPoint presentations are automatically entered for the Certificate of Excellence award in their area, which recognizes the poster/PowerPoint presentation that offers the best interdisciplinary presentation for their particular Interdisciplinary Graduate Program/Area.

The Certificate of Excellence awards will be judged by select Purdue faculty and administrators. Judges will consider the interdisciplinarity of the project, and the student’s ability to communicate their research to a “lay” audience, an audience outside their field.  For your reference and preparation, the rubric that will be provided to the faculty judges can be found here. Final scores will be collected at the event; winners will be announced on the OIGP website.

Winners of the Certificate of Excellence Award will receive a Certificate to honor their achievement. Certificates will be granted to 1-2 graduate students in each of the following areas at the event:

  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computational Life Sciences
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Ecological Sciences and Engineering
  • Food Science
  • Gerontology
  • Independent Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
  • Information Security
  • Ingestive Behavior
  • Life Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Women’s Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Research, non-IGP

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