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Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

Presentation Guidelines and Workshops

Information about Poster Presentations 

The poster presentation is traditionally used by engineers, natural scientists, and some social scientists. Each poster will be critiqued by judges comprised of faculty, community leaders, and graduate students. 

**Please note: the poster, including any borders, attachments, or other associated elements, may not be larger than 3 feet all and 4 feet wide.**    

  • Poster presentations will be in Autry Court, inside Tudor Fieldhouse.
  • Each poster will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of faculty, community leaders, and graduate students. 
  • Judges will use a rubric to evaluate presentations.  
  • The poster, including any borders, attachments, or other associated elements, may not be larger than 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
  • Posters can be printed at Mudd Building Lab or at the Digital Media Center (Basement of Fondren).  Both of these printing locations will get quite busy in the days leading up to RURS.  Make sure to leave plenty of time to print your poster.  Presenters are responsible for all printing costs.
  • Presenters or their representatives should come to Tudor Fieldhouse one half-hour before you are scheduled present. 
  • For guidelines and advice on creating a poster presentation, click here, and for advice specific to Engineering, click here.

Poster Presentation Resources

Information about Oral Presentations 

  • A podium, computer, and projector will be available. 
  • Power Point presentations or other visuals should be ready on a flash drive.
  • Each oral presentation will be 8 minutes long, followed by a 2 minute question-and-answer session with a panel of faculty and graduate student judges. 
  • Judges will use a rubric to evaluate presentations. 

Presentation Preparation Workshops

To help all of our participants give their best possible presentations, we've prepared a number of resources. Please reference our brief guides about poster and oral presentations. Additionally, in conjunction with the Center for Written, Oral and Visual Communication (CWOVC), we'll be hosting presentation information sessions tailored to each discipline and medium of presentation. At these sessions, you will receive general guidelines on presentation creation and research presentation and will have the opportunity to receive feedback on your particular needs. The dates, times, and locations will be posted soon. 

A poster presentation workshop will be held on Monday, March 26th and Wednesday, April 4th from 12:00-1:00 in HUMA 117. Lunch will be provided.