2021 Presentation Information
Because this year's SRS is virtual, things will be a little different. Here are details:
Friday, April 16
Six Zoom Rooms
12:30-2:06 pm (Session 1)
2:15-3:51 pm (Session 2)
4:00-4:30 pm (Awards)
Zoom Room numbers and Times are available for each presentation on this website,
and they were also emailed to every presenter.
Zoom registration links for each session will be posted on the
front page of srs.tcu.edu.
2021 Instructions and details for presenters:
(1) You will use the format (poster, PowerPoint, some other platform) according
to what is asked of you by your advisor and department. However, you must
upload your presentation in pdf format to the srs.tcu.edu website by April 1 at
5 pm. It will be possible to update the presentation at times after that due date.
(2) You should also upload a headshot (photo) of you on the author submission page.
If you wish to include coauthors in the photo corresponding to your presentation,
you may wish to use a photo or photo collage that includes them. In any case, the
headshot needs to be uploaded as a single image file.
(3) Practice giving your presentation; you will present from your computer, so it
is important that you have a good internet connection. If at some point you lose
connectivity or the presentation fails to show, a support person will show the
pdf presentation that you previously uploaded.
(4) Arrive at least 5 minutes before the indicated start time above.
(5) Your total presentation time will be 7.5 minutes. We advise that you spend 3-5
minutes speaking and 2.5-4.5 minutes answering questions. A support person on
the zoom call will send you a warning chat message at 4 minutes after the start.
The presentation and discussion will be stopped automatically at the 7.5 minute
mark, giving the audience time to change zoom rooms if desired.
(6) The SciCom logos are currently not available on the SRS website
We expect that this problem will be fixed by Monday, March 29. If so, you may place
your department’s SciCom logo on the title page of the presentation. We will not
worry about this requirement too much, and certainly not if the logos do not become
(7) Questions from participants will be placed in the chat, and the moderators/hosts will
(8) The presentations will be recorded and placed later on the SRS website with youtube links.
We look forward to your participation in this exciting event.
General Information for making posters (most years)
Unless you have produced posters in the past, it is strongly recommended that you attend one of the poster creation workshops before trying to create your SRS poster. Dates, times, and locations of these workshops are provided in the 'Poster Support' drop down item off the menu navbar below 'Author'.
Plotter Paper Size: Plotting paper is 42" wide. Thus you will have a maximum of 42" in height for a landscape orientation poster or 42" in width for a portrait orientation poster. You should allow for a 1 inch border around your poster. If you use Microsoft PowerPoint to make your poster (which is not recommended) you are limited by the program to a maximum poster size of 56" x 56" - so you must set your poster to be 42" tall and only 56" wide. If you are limited to Microsoft Office products and want to make a poster that is 42" tall and 60" wide then use Microsoft Publisher.
Poster display area and Layout: Posters will be displayed on a single 66" wide and 48" long panel. Landscape oriented posters should be nore more than 60" wide x 42" high. Portrait oriented posters can be mounted side-by-side (2 posters that are each up to 30" wide and 42" high), however it is strongly recommended that you produce a single landscape poster. Previous posters may be seen in the archives on the SRS website. Poster weight removable mounting strips will be provided to hang posters on the panels.
Style: Use guidelines published by the professional societies in your major, if available. Your faculty advisor can help you with style decisions. Your poster must have a white background. This vastly improves printing speed and reduces ink usage. It is also recommended that you see the poster preparation guide web links on the SRS website.
Other display elements: There is no table display space. If you have special needs with how your poster needs to be displayed, please make this known via the special request option under the Author tab on the SRS website. While we want to meet these special needs, we cannot guarantee that all special set-up requests can be met due to space and other considerations.