65th Annual Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group Meeting
Dr. John Adams Student Research Poster Competition
March 6th, 2018
Capps Center - Stoneville, Mississippi
Eligibility: Competition is open to any currently enrolled undergraduate, M.S. or Ph.D. student working on original research that investigates some aspect of southern hardwood forest research (e. g. silviculture, forest protection, forest ecology, forest products, wildlife, etc.).
Deadline: Submissions must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, February 23rd, 2018. Limit of one entry per student. Posters may be uploaded at http://www.deltacouncil.org/southernhardwood.html.
Time: Posters must be set up in the Capps Center by 9:00 am on March 6th, 2018 and should remain on display until 2:00 pm. Display boards and mounting pins will be provided.
Attendance: Students must be in attendance at the meeting and are expected to be at their poster to answer questions during the poster viewing time on March 6th from 9:15 to 10:00 am.
Awards: The first place winner receives $250, second place winner receives $175, and the third place winner receives $100. Winners will be announced at the meeting.
Evaluation: Award winners will be selected by consensus of a panel of judges. Evaluations will be based on presentation, content, and impact of the research. Due to the short duration of the SHFRG meeting (8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) and poster presentation times, posters uploaded and submitted to the website will be judged prior to the meeting. Thus, only fully completed, final versions of posters should be submitted by the deadline. Even though posters will be judged prior to the meeting, students must be in attendance at the meeting to interact with meeting attendees. The SHFRG Steering Committee provides this competition as a venue for students to improve their professional presentation and communication skills and feels it is essential that students be present with their posters.
FORMAT: Poster size should be no greater than 48 in x 48 in.
Posters should include –
1) Title banner with title, author(s), department and institution – entrant must be first author
2) Abstract – a maximum 250-word summary of the study and findings
3) Introduction – clear and concise statement of the rationale, objective(s), and justification for the project
4) Materials and Methods – the key materials and methods defining how the study was conducted
5) Results – may include tables, figures, photos, etc. showing and documenting experimental findings and analyses
6) Conclusions and Discussion – statement and brief explanation of conclusions from the study results and their significance
7) Acknowledgements and References – brief acknowledgment of other contributors who are not authors, and key literature references
Legibility: All text and figures should be readable from a distance of 1 meter, including captions and figure legends.
Continuity: The presentation should be a coherent series of statements and supporting illustrations which show the progression of the study.
Each student may submit one poster.
After entering your name, email address, co-authors, and abstract, please include the Poster Title in the abstract. Next, upload an electronic copy of your poster in PDF or PowerPoint format using the “Upload Poster” block below the abstract block.
A message block will appear here with the following message indicating you have successfully submitted your poster: Thank you. Your poster design has been submitted.
If problems occur during the submisison process, please contact Tracy Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements for submitting your poster.
Please also remember to bring a hard copy of your poster to be displayed at the the meeting on March 6, 2018.