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HBLL 2020 College of Life Sciences Poster Competition: Overview

Welcome

Welcome to the Registration and Information page for the BYU Library and College of Life Sciences Poster Competition!
 

You are invited to come and display your undergraduate research. Posters will be on display in the Harold B. Lee Library's North Gallery on Level Two between the atrium and the Religion/Family History area (outside of room 2231 HBLL) from March 9 to April 3, 2020.
 

We will have an online Zoom awards conference call on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm where winners of both the poster design and the three-minute presentation portions of the competition will be announced.

Important Information

Poster Design Prizes (announced at the Zoom awards conference call)

  • First Place: $200 Visa gift card
  • Second Place: $150 Visa gift card
  • Third Place: $100 Visa gift card
  • People's Choice: $100 Visa gift card

Poster Oral Presentation Prizes (announced at the Zoom awards conference call)

  • First Place: $200 Visa gift card
  • Second Place: $150 Visa gift card
  • Third Place: $100 Visa gift card
  • People's Choice: $100 Visa gift card

  • Winners will have their posters displayed at the Science & Engineering area during April 2020.


General Information

  • Maximum poster size: posters cannot be more than 50 inches wide and 50 inches tall.
  • Posters must be printed on a single sheet. They will be hung up, not mounted on a cork board. No pins will be used for mounting.
  • 25% discount off of printing your poster at the Experiential Lab in the library. Printing at the Experiential Lab is not profit generating. They charge only for material costs and printer wear and tear. Normal color cost is $2.00 per square foot.
  • You will have the opportunity to submit your poster to BYU's ScholarsArchive, an online open access repository that will display your poster and provide a permanent link that you can included in a resume.
  • Virtual oral presentations: Poster presenters can submit a three-minute video of themselves describing their research project (similar to a Three Minute Thesis presentation). Each poster should only have one video presentation. The purpose of this video presentation is to succinctly describe your research project to a general academic audience. The competition judges will be evaluating these three-minute videos to determine the awards for the oral presentations.
  • Zoom online awards conference call: Winners of both the poster design and the three-minute presentation portions of the competition will be announced during a Zoom online conference call on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm. We are planning on making the electronic posters and video presentations available to all competition participants prior to the awards conference call.
  • The library is offering free poster design classes.
    • Sign up for Option 1 or Option 2 instruction sessions
      • ‚ÄčOption 1: 11 Feb (Tue) and 13 Feb (Thu) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
      • Option 2: 19 Feb (Wed) and 21 Feb (Fri) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Direct questions to any of these subject librarians:

 

Chemical & Life Sciences Librarian

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Greg Nelson
Contact:
2313 HBLL
Provo, UT 84606
(801) 422-9066
greg_nelson@byu.edu

Physiological Sciences Librarian

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Megan Frost
Contact:
Room 2323
(2nd floor, just around the corner from the globe)
(801) 422 5466
Subjects: Life Sciences

Life Sciences & Geology Librarian

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Mike Goates
Contact:
(801) 422-6012
Subjects: Geology, Life Sciences