Poster Session Requirements and Details
As a required part of the M.Eng. Design Project, all M.Eng. students are expected to present a poster during the ECE M.Eng. Poster Session. The 2018 event was held on Tuesday, May 8 in the Duffield Hall Atrium. Students are also required to submit a PDF of the poster along with their M.Eng. Design Project Report, which was due on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by 12:00 PM.
Participation in the Poster Competition is a requirement for ALL ECE M.Eng. Students, even if you will be earning an August 2018 or December 2018 degree. This is still required even if you won't be submitting your finalized design project until the end of the fall.
Judges, Awards and Expectations of Winners
- There will be awards in each of the seven different categories, as well as Best Overall Poster.
- All Posters will be reviewed and evaluated by a group of qualified judges, consiting of both ECE Ph.D. students and ECE faculty members.
- Winners in each category will be required to present their Poster in the ECE Atrium during Duffield
- Day on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
M.Eng. Poster Session Details
Online Registration for Poster Session
- Go online here in order to Register your Poster.
- You must be signed into your Cornell Cmail Account in order to Register.
- You may only register ONCE.
Registration Details You Should Know
- Posters may be either from a TEAM or an INDIVIDUAL
- Teams should only register once and all Team Member info is required for registration
- There will be Two Sessions to present your poster; you will be asked to submit your preference
- Session One – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Session Two – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Registration of Posters will be divided into Categories
- AI/Pattern Recognition (Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics)
- Bio-Signals (Neural, Controls, Imaging, Cmail)
- Communications (Information Theory, Network Coding, Digital Communications)
- Computer Systems (OS, Embedded, Networks, Architecture, Database)
- Electronic Devices and Materials (Analog, Digital, Optics, Bioinformatics, Circuits)
- Large Scale Systems (Power Systems, Energy)
- Signal and Information Processing
- Instead of a demo that requires a power source, we could encourage showing a demo video with the use of a personal laptop computer.
- Deadline for Poster Session Registration is no later than Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM.
- Deadline for submission of MEMS Version of your Poster will be Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00 PM.
- Submit your PDF of your Poster and Abstract/Description via PDF to Scott email at email@example.com.
- Failure to submit your Poster and Abstract/Description by the deadline will result in **NOT** being considered eligible for any awards.
Questions Regarding Your Poster
- For questions regarding Registration of your Poster, please contact Scott Coldren, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Info Session: How to Create Your Poster, How to Present it to the Judges
- There will be an Info Session for all Coldren M.Eng. Students held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 4:30 PM in 219 Phillips Hall. You will hear from Bruce Land and Joseph ECE on how to best prepare your poster and present it the Judges.
What Your Poster Should Be
- Your Poster should summarize your work with as few words and as many pictures as possible.
- Your Poster is a visual representation of your work and a Guide to Enhance Your Discussion of it.
Expectations of Your Participation in the Poster Session
- You will be expected to be able to give a 2-minute “Elevator Speech” to describe your Poster to Judges
- This will be critical, as you more than likely will be presenting and explaining your poster to someone who is not familiar with you, your project, or your area of interest.
- You will be expected to be present at your Poster for the entire two hour time slot that you registered for, during the time the posters are being judged.
- You will be required to DRESS PROFESSIONALLY.
Poster Creation and Design
- You can use Microsoft PowerPoint to create your poster
- Save it in PDF Format for electronic submission by the May 4, 2018, 12:00 PM deadline
- Download the Cornell ECE Poster Template (PPT)
- Suggested font choices for your poster are: Helvetica, Calibri or Arial
- Font Sizes:
- Title: 100-144 points
- Section Headings: 72-84 points
- Main content: 18-24 points, double-spaced
- Acknowledgements and References: 10-16 points, single-spaced
- Poster dimensions should be 42 inches wide by 36 inches high
- Posters should NOT exceed these dimensions
Printing Your Poster: Mann Library
- You can print your Poster in Mann Library. Click here to learn more.
- Poster Printing Pricing - $8.00 per linear foot (Canon IPF 8300s Plotter with Matte Paper; Maximum Width is 42 inches)
- Poster Printing Hours for Spring 2018: Poster Printing is available until one (1) hour before Mann Library closes.
- Poster Printing Policies
- Accepted forms of payment for poster printing - cash, credit card, check
- Students will be responsible for covering the cost of printing their own posters
Useful Links for Creating and Designing Posters
- Creating Effective Poster Presentations is an excellent guide with many good examples of both effective posters…and posters that are not quite as good! There is a lot of great information at this site with many supporting examples
- Poster Design Guide is a concise guide for creating a professional poster. This is a great site for reviewing poster basics
- Designing Conference Posters: a site generated by a conference presenter. The site contains many design tips and also includes Powerpoint poster templates
- Designing Scientific Posters: a site with design tips, poster examples and more powerpoint templates
Previous M.Eng. Poster Session Winners
More Examples of Past ECE M.Eng. Posters
All posters were created by former ECE M.Eng. students of Bruce Land
- FPGA of Acceleration of Stochastic Simulation
- Data Acquisition Unit for a CVT Dynamometer
- Autonomous Quadcopter Docking System
- Instrumentation Using MATLAB for Calibration & Diagnostics
- Compact Firmware Upgrader for Robot System Based on IAP Methodology
- I’m Feeling Odd! – Cardio-Pulmonary Monitor
- PIC32 Development for ECE 4760
- Robotic Maze-Mapping as a Junior-Level Design Project
- Juggling Balls with Pattern Recognition
- PIC32 Development
- Tissue Impedance and Biomechanical Measurement Device
Visit Bruce Land's website for additional examples of Past ECE M.Eng. Project Posters and Design Project Reports
Visit Joe Skovira's website for many links listed above, along with other useful information
- A mentioned in the reference material and during the poster information session, Powerpoint is the software to use for creating posters. There are useful tips at this site for using Powerpoint to create your poster. This Powerpoint link is part of this poster guideline page; check the ‘software’ tab listed on the right hand side.
- Rishi Sharan discovered an extremely helpful matlab function, matlab2tikz(), to make very nice and malleable plots. Attached is a very simple sample plot and the src folder which is all you need. Empty it into the directory where your code is and calling matlab2tikz() just creates a new .tex file with your plot and. There is included code in the readme that will compile the latex for the user. Download sample code here and testplot.tex is here.