Student Poster Competition

Competition Overview

The Southeastern Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) hosts a Student Poster Competition at each annual Section Conference. The competition is the only venue through which undergraduate students can present their technical research at the conference. Unlike conference papers, the posters are not required to have engineering education-related content.

To download the call for posters, click the button below (or right-click and “Save As”).


Students may submit a poster in the following categories:

  • Lower-Division Team (First-Year and Second-Year/Freshmen and Sophomore)
  • Upper-Division Team (Third-Year and Fourth-Year/Junior and Senior)
  • Individual Undergraduate Research

Teams are categorized based on the classification of the highest-ranking member of their team. For example, a team that consists of two second-year students and one third-year student would submit as an Upper-Division Team.

Abstract and Poster Submission

The Southeastern Section of ASEE uses OpenConf, an abstract management and peer-review system, to manage poster submissions. Please make sure to review the Evaluation Criteria prior to submission. To submit an extended abstract or poster, click the button below, or navigate to:

Eligibility and Registration

Student attendees at the conference may register at a reduced rate of $50. Student registration includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Awards Banquet on Monday. In addition, students may attend the Welcome Reception on Sunday. However, student registration does not include breakfast or lunch on Tuesday.

  1. Each entry to the Student Poster Competition must have a faculty advisor that is registered at the conference.
    • A faculty advisor may sponsor no more than three entries.
  2. A student submitting to the Individual Division must register for the conference as a Student Attendee.
  3. For entries to the Lower- or Upper-Division, at least two team members must register for the conference as Student Attendees.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Friday, January 28th, 2022
Friday, January 21st, 2022
Extended Abstracts Due
Tuesday, February 8th, 2022
Friday, February 4th, 2022
Notification of Abstract Acceptance
Friday, February 18th, 2022Posters Due (PDF)
Friday, February 25th, 2022Notification of Poster Acceptance
Friday, March 4th, 2022Student Registration Due

Poster Requirements

  • The maximum size of the poster is 36 in high Ă— 48 in wide.
  • Mounting hardware will be provided at the conference venue.
  • All supporting display material must fit on or under the poster board in the floor space provided.
  • Students may not use a personal computer as part of their presentation.
  • Electrical power will not be provided and may be unavailable.

Evaluation Criteria

The extended abstract, the poster, and effective communication will be evaluated using a rubric. To download a copy of the rubric, click the button below. If the download does not start, please right-click and “Save As.”

Presentation Logistics

  • Students should sign in at the conference registration table Monday morning prior to or during breakfast.
  • Students should set up their posters between 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM in the Atrium.
  • The poster session will be open for viewing during the morning break (9:45 AM – 10:00 AM) and throughout the judging session (10:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
  • Students must be physically present at their poster from 9:45 AM – 12:00 PM.
  • Award winners in each of the divisions will be announced at the Awards Banquet on Monday evening.

Contact Information

For questions about the Student Poster Competition, please contact the Chair of the Research Division:

Dr. Kenneth Marek, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mercer University
Phone (478) 301-2167