End of the Quarter Colloquium

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The SET End of the Quarter Colloquium gives undergraduate students participating in internships, directed readings or research for credit the opportunity to present their work and findings to a broad audience. Senior Project posters may also be presented during the colloquium. 

End of the Quarter Colloquium Schedule

2019-2020 End of Quarter Colloquium Dates (subject to change)
Autumn 2019 December 6, 2019 1:00 - 4:00 pm WPH Jane Russell Commons
*Winter 2020 March 6, 2020 10:30 am - 2:30 pm CP Lobby
Spring 2020 June 5, 2020 Online Presentations *Contact your faculty advisor for details
Summer 2020 August 14, 2020 Online Presentations *Contact your faculty advisor for details

*The winter colloquium will be held in conjuction with the South Sound Technology Conference

Preparing Your Poster & Presentation

A poster presentation is a visual communication tool that represents key points of your work to a wide audience. At the End of the Quarter Colloquium, students will be stationed by their posters to answer questions and discuss their work with members of the campus community and industry partners. 

Poster presentations typically include: 

  • A short title
  • An introduction section that provides a brief background of your project or internship
  • An overview of your approach and the technology you used
  • The results of your work, (often with charts, graphs, screenshots, photos, or other visual representations)
  • A conclusion that highlights key findings and the impact of your work
  • Acknowledgements, which should include your faculty advisor and industry sponsors

You should discuss what to include on your poster with your faculty advisor and have your advisor review it before you print the final version. The poster presentation is normally a factor in the final grade for research/directed reading/internships for credit, as determined by your faculty advisor's grading rubric. 

There are many resources available online with guidelines, examples, templates, and design tutorials for creating an engaging and polished poster presentation. Two guides that we suggest to help you get started: 

Michigan State University - Poster Presentations 
Penn State University - Scientific Posters