Cowboy Graduate Research Gala

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Cowboy Graduate Research Gala

The poster competition is open to graduate students and will take place on Thursday, April 13th, from 8:00 PM to 9:00PM at Starlight Terrace, Student Union.  Poster set up starts at 7:30 PM.  The competition winners will be announced at 9:30 PM. Posters should be prepared for a broad audience.  Suggested poster dimensions should be about 36 in. x 42 in. Poster presentation will be 5 minutes long.

Judging Criteria:


  • Originality - 10 points
  • Quality of writing -  20 points

Poster and Presentation (points awarded during judging at the conference)

  • Appearance – 15 points
  • Organization – 15 points
  • Presentation/Knowledge – 40 points

Innovative poster stands will also be judged

  • Originality – 10 points
  • Functionality – 10 points

The winner will receive $100, the People’s choice $50. There will also be an award for most innovative poster stand, who will win $50.


Students who plan to participate in the poster competition must register online here by Monday, April 10th by filling out the following information: