The goals of the pre-college poster presentation session are to allow precollege students to showcase their research and encourage other precollege students to participate in research through Science Fairs and collaborations with their local colleges and universities. They also provide a forum for students to interact with faculty and peers and bolster students’ skills as scientists and communicators. Participation Requirements
High school juniors and seniors
Onsite Registered Conference Chaperone
Individual research or teams of two presenters
Poster presentations only
Pre-College research abstracts must be submitted no later than September 27, 2013. Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted. Students need to check their email account often until they have been notified of abstract acceptance. Notifications will be emailed by October 4, 2013. Additional Abstract Specifications
Students/Advisors need to check their email daily to confirm their abstract was accepted in the form in which it was submitted or modified awaiting their approval.
All abstracts must be approved to present at the AISES National Conference.
If you have not received an abstract acceptance notification by October 4, 2013- your abstract has not been received and/or approved to present at the national conference.
Copies (10-15) of abstracts must be available for distribution during presentations.
Poster Presentation Specifications
Presentation content must be in a poster format or on printed handouts to occupy a 4’x4’ space, not both.
Posters will be attached to a canvas display boards by pushpins (supplied).
Items that should be included are your abstract, research papers, and photographs.
Participants are expected to mount their posters on Thursday, October 31, 2013 between the hours of 11:30am – 4:00pm.
Author(s) must be present at the poster during the judging period (8:00am-12:00pm) on Friday, November 1, 2013.
Posters will remain mounted for public display during the conference. Presenters will remove posters after the Career Fair on Friday.
Judging & Awards
Presentations will take place on Friday, November 1, 2012, from 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Presenters will be judged by AISES Professionals in the STEM fields on their research and oral presentation skills.
Students will have between 10-15 minutes to present to each judge.
Students should be prepared to begin with their prepared presentation as well as answer each judge’s questions.
Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three presentations. Awards will be announced during the Student Awards Luncheon.
AISES will provide complimentary conference registrations for all precollege students presenting research. Information to register will be provided once abstract is approved.
All other travel costs are the responsibility of the participant.
Contact Information For additional information please contact AISES Director of Programs, Tina Farrenkopf at