ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition

Event organizers: Kathleen Cornely, Providence College, Phillip Ortiz, State University of New York, and Kimberly Dickson, Lawrence University

Present your research among peers and gain valuable practice for your poster presentation during the main Experimental Biology meeting. Graduate program recruiters will have informational tables open during the competition.

POSTER BOARD DIMENSIONS: Each board face measures 3’8” high/tall by 5’6” wide/long (landscape orientation).  Your poster will likely be smaller than the maximum dimensions, however, may not exceed these dimensions.

Eligibility requirements

  • Submit an abstract as an undergraduate first author to an ASBMB topic category  (#2000-2185) by Dec. 7. No co-first authors are permitted
  • Participant must be an undergraduate. December 2017 graduates that have not already enrolled in a graduate program are eligible.

Poster competition application
All undergraduate first authors who submit an abstract to an ASBMB topic category by Dec. 7 will be invited in February 2018 to apply for the poster competition.

  • Apply using the link in the emailed invitation.
  • Registration is capped and is first come, first serve. Apply early to be included.
  • You will receive and email confirmation when your application is received.
  • If your application is accepted (first come, first serve), you will receive a registration confirmation in mid-February with additional competition details.

All travel award recipients must apply for and participate in the poster competition. It is the responsibility of the individual travel award recipient to apply for the Undergraduate Poster Competition.

If you do not receive a registration confirmation, please contact to verify your registration status.

Poster competition rules

  • Posters must remain on display from 124:30 PM.
  • Participants must be present for the entirety of the scheduled competition and actively participate.
  • Poster manning times and poster board numbers are assigned at check-in the day of the competition.
  • Participants should consider airline schedules to ensure an on-time arrival for the poster competition.

Meeting registration
Advance registration is available. Onsite verification of undergraduate student status is required to pick up your badge. A student ID card or letter signed by your department head or research adviser is required.

Undergraduate student information and application
Undergraduate Poster Competition Schedule of Events
Graduate program exhibitor information and registration
Judges information and registration