[Academic-discuss] STC Student Poster Competition

Pam Estes Brewer brewer_pe at mercer.edu
Sun Jan 18 19:05:12 UTC 2015

I saved this one for next year.  The cut off is 2014.

Pam Estes Brewer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Technical Communication Department
Mercer University
Associate Fellow and Academic SIG Manager, STC
brewer_pe at mercer.edu<mailto:brewer_pe at mercer.edu>
Twitter @brewerpe

From: academic-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org [academic-discuss-bounces at mailer.stc.org] On Behalf Of Henschel, Sally [sally.henschel at mwsu.edu]
Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2015 2:03 PM
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Subject: [Academic-discuss] STC Student Poster Competition

Student members of the STC Academic SIG,

If you recently completed a research project, consider participating in the STC Student Poster Competition: deadline for submissions is 1 April 2015.

Those selected to present at the Summit will have their posters professionally printed by STC and displayed throughout the Summit.

Students will present their research on 23 June 2015, and a first place award will be presented at the Summit Honors Reception that evening.

Complete guidelines can be found below and on the STC website: http://summit.stc.org/call-for-posters-for-the-summit-student-poster-competition/

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Sally Henschel

The STC Academic SIG invites submissions from individuals and teams of two to a student poster competition to be held at STC Summit ’15.  Selected posters will be presented at the Summit in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, 23 June 2015.
Current Research Topics in Technical Communication:  Submit innovative work in communicating technical content, managing a technical communication group, producing and publishing content, researching content, or promoting the profession.
Who Can Enter:  Undergraduate and graduate students. Students do not need to be a member of STC to enter. (See note on attending the Summit below.)
How to Submit:  Submit your poster and an abstract as attached PDFs to an email.
Poster guidelines:
•         Projects should not be older than two years by the time they are submitted.
•         Poster size: Selected posters will be printed by STC and displayed throughout the Summit. Printed poster size will be 36 x 48.
•         Poster should not include author’s name or school affiliation. Students whose posters are selected will be asked to add that information prior to STC’s printing of the posters.
•         File size  < 1 mg
•         Submit as a PDF
•         File name:  TitleofPoster_STC15
•         Poster format templates and design help are available from a number of Internet locations, including C.B. Purrington’s “Designing Conference Posters,” http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign; and K. Powell’s “Presentations: Billboard Science,” http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/articles/10.1038%2Fnj7387-113a
Abstract guidelines:
•         Abstract should not include author’s name or school affiliation.
•         Provide a title for and summary of the project for the poster. In the summary, include the nature or significance of the topic, research question(s), methods, results, and conclusion
•         Include specifications for the poster and any restrictions that had to be met
•         Size  250-words
•         Submit as a PDF
•         File name:  TitleofPoster_Abstract_STC15
Email guidelines: Include the following in the email message:
•         Your full name(s)
•         Classification: undergraduate or graduate
•         Phone number(s)
•         Email subject line: STC student poster competition 2015
•         Email to the following: sally.henschel at mwsu.edu

Winner Selection:  A panel of judges, composed of academic and practitioner members of STC, will evaluate the content and design of all submissions.  Those selected to present at the Summit on June 23, 2015, also will be judged on delivery. A first place award will be presented at the Summit Honors Reception that evening.
Attending the Summit:  STC student members are provided a discounted registration fee of $200. Student members of STC can volunteer to work for at least one day at the Summit to cover the registration fee. If a student is not a member of STC, s/he can join at the student rate of $75.
•           1 April 2015: deadline for poster submission
•         20 April 2015: notification of selection
•         23 June 2015: presentation and final judging of selected posters at the Summit

Questions: Contact sally.henschel at mwsu.edu

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