Share your research, present a poster, receive feedback from judges, and network with other women researchers in this annual Women’s Research Poster Competition. Entrants compete for prizes in one of five discipline categories in both undergraduate and graduate divisions, as well as a People’s Choice Award.
Take your research to a broader audience
2020 Women’s Virtual Research Poster Competition
Registration is now open
We are happy to inform you that the 2020 Women’s Research Poster Competition is still taking place! In order to promote a safe and healthy environment, the competition will now be conducted virtually.
Poster Submissions are Due Friday, April 24th at 5:00PM
Judging Period: April 27 - May 1
2020 Women’s Research Poster Competition Virtual Award Ceremony
May 1, 2020
1:00PM - 1:30PM
Registration is open to graduate and undergraduate women from all disciplines whose research intersects with technology. Scholarships of $200 to 1st place winners and $75 to 2nd place* winners will be awarded! Posters will be submitted and judged online, and a synchronous award ceremony will be held via Zoom on May 1, 2020 from 1:00PM –1:30PM. More specific information will be provided to participants and judges via email.
*Second place winners will only be awarded in categories with 10 or more submissions.
Participants will compete in one of five categories:
Posters that describe research involving technology as a content area (e.g. telecommunications, computer science, digital art, business information systems, etc.), utilizing technology in your research (e.g. data visualization, audio or visual technologies, data mining), and studying how people interact with technology (utilizing technology in the classroom, impact of technology on society, law and technology, etc.)
Posters that involve the study of living systems, including fields such as biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, bioanthropology, etc.
Posters that involve the study of non-living systems or mathematical processes, including fields such as chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, mathematics, statistics, etc.
Posters that involve the study of human behavior or health, including fields such as neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, medical sciences, public health, speech and hearing sciences, kinesiology, etc.
Posters that involve the study of the social life of human groups and individuals, including disciplines such as anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, etc.
What do I need to register?
In addition to your contact information, you will need a poster title, a written abstract (100 word max), names and email addresses of co-presenters or co-authors (if any).
How do I know what category to choose?
Some of your work may fall into more than one of these categories, so please choose the category that you feel you align with most. If you are unsure which category fits your research best, please feel free to e-mail us!
Volunteer to be a judge
Volunteer judges play a crucial role in the Women’s Research Poster Competition because they are responsible for making sure that each poster is considered equally and judged using the same criteria. To serve as a judge, you must be an IU faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student.
Check out last year's posters
Health & Behavioral Sciences
Graduate 1st Place
Pilot Study of a Self-Guided, Home-Based, Male Condom Use Program for Young Heterosexual Couples: Results from a Midwestern University
Undergraduate 1st Place
Learning in Stereotype Conditions: How Feedback Influences Women's Mathematics Performance
Undergraduate 2nd Place
Influence of Variability on Neural Underpinnings of Categorization
Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Technology & Computing
Examining Motivational Factors to Understand Undergraduate Women’s Engagement in Technology