Poster Session Requirements and Details

Poster Session Requirement

All ECE M.Eng. students participate in the annual M.Eng. Poster Session.

As a required component of the M.Eng. Design Project, all M.Eng. students are expected to present a poster at the Poster Session, held at the end of each semester, typically in the Duffield Hall Atrium. Students are also required to submit a PDF of their poster along with their M.Eng. Design Project Report.

Judges, Awards and Expectations of Winners

  • There will be awards in each of the seven different categories (see below), 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.

M.Eng. Poster Session Details

Online Registration for Poster Session

Participating M.Eng. students will register their poster presentation online. You will receive a registration link by email from ECE Student Services office.

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, and you will be asked to indicate your preference.
    • Session One – Morning
    • Session Two – Afternoon
  • 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
  • Access to power is not guaranteed; Instead of a demonstration that requires a power source, we encourage showing a demo video with the use of a personal laptop computer or tablet.
  • Deadlines for Poster Session Registration and Poster Submission will be communicated via email.
    • Failure to submit your Poster and Abstract/Description by the deadline will result in **NOT** being considered eligible for awards. 

Questions Regarding Your Poster

  • For questions regarding Registration of your Poster, please contact Scott Coldren. 

Poster Content 

  • 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 your work. 

Expectations of Your Participation in the Poster Session 

  • You will be expected to be able to give a 2-minute “elevator pitch” describing your poster to the 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 available to discuss your poster for the entire session (morning or afternoon) during which your poster is displayed.
  • You are encouraged to dress professionally.

Poster Creation and Design


  • Use Microsoft PowerPoint to create your 42" x 36" poster.
  • Save it in PDF Format for electronic submission by the 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

  • Read about the 2022 and 2023 Poster Session winners.

Examples of Past ECE M.Eng. Posters

These posters were created by former ECE M.Eng. students of Bruce Land:  

Visit Joe Skovira's website for many links listed above, along with other useful information.