7th Annual BMEN Undergraduate Poster Competition

We are excited to highlight undergraduate research in our research labs, and we will return to this being a fully in-person event. The top three posters will be awarded the opportunity to submit and present their research at the 2022 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

Students conducting research in BMEN labs are encouraged to create a standard research poster (36 inches x 48 inches) and present it during the competition.

Students need to be ready to address research questions, applications of research, obstacles, future research, etc.

  • Link to BMEN PowerPoint template
  • Participation Application – deadline: October 12
  • Poster must be printed and delivered to BSB Bioengineering office: November 1
  • Poster Competition in BSB Atrium: November 4


This event would not be a success without judges! Your volunteered time has a big impact on our undergraduate students. Link to register will be active September 2022.

Judging Criteria


  • Objective and background of the problem are addressed.
  • Research is original and innovative.
  • Research has practical implications/research is relevant to current industry needs.
  • Research methodology is sound (e.g., research process, data quantity is sufficient).
  • The result/conclusion of the research is clear and easy to understand.

Communication and Presentation

  • Student clearly explains project, including initial problem or question, the process, and the result/conclusion.
  • Student is able to explain the research in a way that is easily understood by those outside the subject area or without the specific technical expertise
  • The poster can stand alone as a clear communication of the project without the researcher present.
  • The content of the poster should be concise and technically written. It should take no longer than 10 minutes for someone to read the poster.
  • Flow: The poster content follows a logical sequence. The reader is able to navigate the poster with ease.
  • Research is displayed in a logical way.
  • Data is displayed in such a way that lends itself to clear interpretation.
  • Pictures, digital images and graphs are of a high quality; text and graphics are easy to read. High contrast between the text and background.
  • Good balance between text and graphics.
  • Student speaks at an appropriate volume and pace and student demonstrates enthusiasm for the topi


Any questions, please contact [email protected]