Rice University

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 tall and 4 feet wide.**    

  • Poster presentations are held throughout the afternoon in three separate sessions.
  • 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 to 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. 
  • PowerPoint 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 Academic and Professional Communication (CAPC), we'll be hosting presentation information sessions tailored to each 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.

An abstract information session will be held on Wednesday, February 20th and February 27th from 12:00-1:00PM in Minor Lounge in the RMC. To register, please sign up here. A poster presentation workshop will be held on Monday, March 25th from 12:00-1:00PM in Farnsworth Pavillion. Lunch will be provided at all three events.

To schedule an appointment with the CAPC for oral presentations, sign up here. Deadline to register for consultation is March 15 at 11:59 PM.