All students graduating in Honors present their capstone projects at an Honors Poster Presentation event. Poster presentations are held each semester, and the spring event is held in conjunction with the Honors Convocation event. Many students present their capstone research during their senior year but are encouraged to present as soon as their Honors Project has been completed.
When you are ready to present your Project, you need to complete a poster registration form to let the Honors Program know you plan to present as well as your presentation needs. Presentation guidelines and helpful hints can be found in the presentation guidelines document. Consider reviewing the presentation resources available from the campuswide undergraduate research adminstrator as well. The university has a branded research poster template that you may choose to use, particularly if you plan to take the poster for presentation outside of Iowa State.
You will also need to complete and submit an electronic copy of the Project Abstract Acknowledgement Form. Complete this form as soon as possible because it will need to be routed to your project advisor for approval; the Upper-Division program assistant will handle the approval process.
Changes due to COVID-19
This fall's poster session will be virtual. It will be hosted on the Honors Program website beginning December 7 and include digital posters and recorded presentations. Your poster and presentation will need to be uploaded to Honors Poster Session CyBox folders. Watch for an e-mail with more detailed instructions.
Your academic poster will be used as the basis of your presentation, which should highlight your research question, methodology, argument, and conclusion or creative process. Participants are asked to record a 5-minute presentation as a voiceover of their poster file using these Instructions for Recording a Voiceover in Powerpoint. The presentation should be saved and uploaded as an "MPEG-4 Video" file.