Student Scientific Poster Competition - Qatar

17 February 2014 | Article

 During the International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem, the Student Scientific Poster Competition is open to students actively working towards an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree program.

Poster Sessions are an opportunity to present and discuss research with the diverse community of ITW-2014 attendees. The purpose of a poster exhibit is to convey to a wide audience a research project's significance to scholars in the field and its potential significance to the general public.

Poster Presentation Themes
Biodiversity Dynamics and Conservation
Insects Biodiversity
Environmental Bioremediation of Polluted area with Petroleum
Vertebrate Biodiversity
Mangrove Ecosystem
Marine Biodiversity, Livelihoods and Climate Change
Biodiversity and People
Environmental Pollution and their Effects
Healthy Environment, Healthy Peoples
Restoring Natural Habitats and Ecosystems
GIS as a Tool for Conservation of Biodiversity

Poster Guidelines
Research or creative activity can be entered for exhibition, as long as a well-defined part of the project is complete. It is not necessary to have completed the entire project. While the project to be presented may have been accomplished with the support and guidance of a research adviser or instructor, the student participant(s) must be the principal contributor(s). Individual or team projects may be entered.

Course-based Research Projects
Research or creative work that is completed as a class assignment may be entered in the course-based projects category. This category has been added to recognize the continuum of student involvement in research activities and to introduce more students to participation in the Exhibition.

The exhibit must include:
· Student name (or names, if more than one student is presenting the exhibit)
· Collaborators, adviser(s), and department(s)
· A short title of the exhibit
· Funding sources (if applicable)
· Objectives
· Methods
· Results, interpretation of results and conclusions, and directions for future research if the project is completed. Creative exhibits must include discussion of meaning and/or reflections on the body of work exhibited.

The core of each exhibit is a poster with text and graphics intended for a general audience.
Table top easels to display posters will be provided.
· Posters must be attached to the board with tacks.
· Poster should not exceed 5 feet in height and 3.5 feet in width. These height and width dimensions correspond to the space available on the table top easels.
· Poster should attract attention and convey important information about the project.
· Language should be simple and descriptions brief.
· Photographs, drawings, charts, tables, or graphs should be simple, well organized, and carefully chosen when used to explain complicated technical concepts to a wide audience.
· All text should be large enough to be read from a distance of 4 to 6 feet away.
· Limited table top space is available to each entrant and may be used to display supporting materials such as bibliographies, reports, models, artifacts, etc.

Poster Competition will take place on March 24 - 27, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Poster Judging
Poster judging sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Best three posters will be selected for awarding of a Certificate, and certificates present to in the certificate awarding ceremony on March 27, 2014.

Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum of 40 posters.
Last date for Abstract Submission on March 12, 2014

For more information, please contact to Co-ordinator, Student Scientific Poster Competition via e-mail: