Fall 2023 ICDS Symposium

Poster Session

Submission Closed!!

Poster and Presentation Formats

Poster PDF specifications: 48 inches x 36 inches or 36 inches x 48 inches. You may design this in any application you would like, but please make sure you submit a PDF of the final design. If you are new to this, we suggest using Microsoft PowerPoint. Note that you will need to manually change the size of your slides; refer to Microsoft’s instructions for more information.


  • Any graduate or undergraduate student may submit a research poster, regardless of your program of study.
  • The research should have significant data science or computational science component to be considered; researchers from many disciplines — social sciences, basic and applied sciences, engineering, business, education, and others — use data science or computational science and would be eligible to submit a poster.
  • Note: Your research does NOT have to fit in with the theme of the Symposium.

Faculty may submit posters but won’t be eligible for poster judging or prizes.


On Wednesday, October 18, students will give a traditional poster presentation. The top five students, based on judges’ evaluations, will be invited back the following day (October 19) to give lightning talks at the Symposium.

How to Submit a Poster

If you would like to submit a poster, you must:

  2. Register and attend the Symposium.


Two students will receive cash prizes at this year’s Symposium:

  • $500 – Best overall poster
  • $200 – Best lightning talk

Collecting Your Poster

Posters can be picked up after 5 p.m. on October 19 at the Symposium. If you are unable to pick up your poster, you may email Clayton Colson (cec5550@psu.edu) to coordinate an alternate pickup time.

Dates and Deadlines

  • Monday, August 14 – Submission period opens
  • Friday, September 29 – Submissions due
  • Thursday, October 5th – Extended Submission Deadline
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Students will present their posters at the ICDS Symposium evening social to be judged
  • Thursday, October 19 – Top 10 submissions will asked to present a 2-minute lightning talk at the Symposium
  • Thursday, October 19 – Winners will be announced at the ICDS Symposium

ICDS Fall 2023 Symposium Sponsors