9th Annual oSTEM Conference - Request for Posters


The oSTEM Annual Conference Poster Session is intended for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to showcase their research to other conference attendees. Anyone performing academic or industry research is invited to submit a poster for consideration. If you are interested in submitting a poster please do so at the button below.

From the posters submitted, a number will be selected to give 10-minute oral presentations with time for Q&A during our research symposium sessions.  We will be accepting symposium presenters on a rolling basis after the deadline for this opportunity until all slots are filled.

For full consideration for the symposium please submit posters prior to Friday, October 4.  The final deadline to submit a poster is Friday, November 1.


Poster Display and Awards

Posters will be on display to all conference attendees during the day on Saturday. Poster submitters will be asked to stand with their poster for one hour and explain their research to interested attendees and judges during the Career and Graduate Fair Expo.

Awards will be given out for the highest scoring undergrad, graduate, and postdoc posters at the Saturday evening awards ceremony!


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the recommended poster sizes? 
    • The maximum poster dimensions are 48" x 36".
  • How long will poster submissions be open for the conference?
    • We will accept posters until November 1.
  • I submitted my poster but never received a confirmation email. Did you receive my poster submission?
  • How will the posters be displayed?
    • We display the posters on an 8' x 4' free-standing cork board with push pins.
  • I notice the poster session is during the Career Fair and Graduate School Expo. Can I still attend the expo and present a poster?
    • Yes! Please let the programming committee know that you plan on attending the career fair and promptly arrive at the start of the session.  There will be about 20 minutes to attend after the session is over if you need additional time.
  • Do I need to bring my poster/can you print it for me?
    • Unfortunately, oSTEM cannot print your poster. We advise that you travel with your poster; however, a full service FedEx Office Print & Ship Center is located within a mile of the hotel in case you need to print it in Detroit.
  • Do I have to participate in the research symposium to present a poster?
    • Nope! Feel free to just participate in the poster session.
  • How will I know if my poster was accepted for the poster session?
    • Due to the interdisciplinary nature of oSTEM as an organization as well as the programming committee all submitted posters are accepted for the poster session. You should receive an email during October confirming your poster submission.
  • How will I know if my poster was accepted for the research symposium?
    • The programming committee will contact those individuals who were accepted.
  • Can I still present my poster if I wasn't accepted for the research symposium?
    • Of course!
  • When can I set my poster up?
    • Poster setup will be on Saturday morning and be available throughout the day on Saturday; feel free to take a free moment to wander through the posters during the day.

Contact Information

For more information about the conference and oSTEM please visit ostem.org/conference-2019.

Please email our Conference Programming Committee at conference-programming@ostem.org with any questions, including concerns about the accessibilty of this process.