Poster Sessions

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To be eligible for this event, you must be a registered student at NMT or a New Mexico Community or Junior College. 


Poster Session 1: April 14 @ 11:00am - 12:15pm

Poster Session 2: April 14 @ 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Poster Session 3: April 15 @ 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Poster Session 4: April 15 @ 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Event Coordinator: Liz Lyons, 575.835.5001

There are four, one-hour poster sessions and each session has space for 25 posters. With only 100 total entries accepted, space is limited so register early. The sessions will take place in the Fidel Center Ballrooms (3rd floor) on April 14th & 15th.

Posters may be presented by one student or a team, on any topic. However, you must submit an abstract to be accepted for a poster presentation.

Posters must be 36” x 48” and include the SRS Registration Number at the top. There are two poster templates available for use below, or create your own. Please see the requirements below.


Printing Posters (FREE!)

Once your poster is complete, you will need to schedule a visit with the Writing & Communications Lab. You will make an appointment with a writing tutor who will review your poster with you.  

Due dates for poster review are based on your assigned Poster Session (1, 2, 3, or 4). You must schedule your appointments in advance, but each session has a different deadline. Please be aware of your session, and the associated deadline for review.

Once finalized, they will print your poster for you (free of charge) and deliver it to your assigned poster session.

Poster Templates

Here are some templates to get you started. You will be assigned a registration number which you are required to include at the top of your poster. You do not have to use these templates, but any poster that you submit MUST have your SRS Registration Number at the top of the poster.

These templates are available for download as a pdf, or PowerPoint (pptx).

Template Example #1

poster template 1

Download this template:

Download Poster TEMPLATE 1 PDF

download poster template 1 pptx 

Template Example #2

poster template 2

Download this template:

Download poster template 2 pdf

download poster template 2 pptx

Poster Workshops

There's a free workshop scheduled on March 5, from 6pm to 7:30pm in Speare 113 (CITL). Please register to attend the workshop!

2020 poster session flyer 


How will I know if I'm selected to present?

All applicants will be notified through email of your selection. The email will also include your assigned Poster Session. 

How are Poster Session assignments determined?

Assignments are based on registration date. You will get priority for sessions based on when you registered.

What if I can't make it to my assigned Poster Session?

If you know you won't be able to attend your assigned poster sessions, email us at ASAP so we can work out other arrangements. Register early so you have a good chance of getting the session you want!

How will I be evaluated for my poster presentation?  

Evaluation for your presentation is done by two types of people: Evaluators and Reviewers.

Evaluators are assigned certain posters for review. (Your poster will be reviewed by multiple evaluators.) Using the Poster Presentation Review Criteria, they will provide detailed feedback and evaluate your presentation. Anyone wishing to be an evaluator must sign up in advance.

Reviewers can be anyone, and their review can be done anytime (during your presentation). This is anonymous, general feedback that occurs for all three event types.  No sign-up is required to be a reviewer.

Your evaluation information will be provided to you after the SRS is over and the information has been compiled. You may also get instant feedback from your evaluators and reviewers on-site.

Is there a poster workshop to help me with my presentation?

Yes. There's a workshop scheduled on March 5, 2020. To learn more about it, go here!

Have other questions?

Please email us at with any questions you may have. We're happy to help!


It's time to Register & Submit your Abstract!



 Registration and Abstract Submittal closes at 5pm on March 11.

Need more information or clarification?

For general information, please email, or call 575.835.5614.

You may also directly contact one of the SRS staff below:

Sarah Obenauf:  575.835.5531;

Liz Lyons:  575.835.5001; 

David Cox:  575.835.5030;


The Student Research Symposium (SRS) is an initiative of the Office for Student Learning (OSL) and the Joseph R. Skeen Library. The SRS is further enriched by the support of the Office of Student Life, the Center for Graduate Studies, and the Student Government Association (SGA).