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.


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.

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 Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall.
  • 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