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 2022 event date will be in early Spring 2022. It will be held 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 is due on Monday May 23, 2022, 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 2022 or December 2022 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, consisting of both ECE Ph.D. students and ECE faculty members.
  • Winners in each category may be required to present their Poster.  


M.Eng. Poster Session Details

Online Registration for Poster Session

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 Tuesday April 22, 2022 at 12:00 PM.
  • Deadline for submission of PDF Version of your Poster will be Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM.
    • Submit your PDF of your Poster and PDF of your Abstract/Description to Scott via email at
    • 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, 

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 April 29, 2022, 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 Size

  • Poster dimensions should be 42 inches wide by 36 inches high
  • Posters should NOT exceed these dimensions 

Printing Your Poster: Mann Library



Useful Links for Creating and Designing Posters

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  

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

Poster Tips

  • 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 and testplot.tex.