The ICDS Symposium Poster Session is live online now, and presenters will be giving short elevator pitches about their research at the networking mixer.
View the Poster Session
Visit the Symposium Poster Session online to view presentations.
Congratulations to the Poster Session Winners!
- First place ($500): Yu-Hsin Chen, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering graduate student, “Predicting Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Health Claims Data in Young Children”
- Second place ($200): Harman Singh, Geography graduate student, “Examining the Nature of Complex Urban Flooding through a Mixed-Method Approach: A Case from Kerala, India”
Congratulations to these students, and thank you to everyone who submitted a poster this year!
Elevator Pitch Schedule
At the networking mixer, poster presenters will be giving “elevator pitches” about their research, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center.
The order of elevator pitches is:
Poster and Presentation Formats
The fall 2021 poster session will be held online using a platform called Symposium. We require both a standard PDF and a video of your presentation. To be eligible for prizes, students
Poster PDF specifications: 48 inches x 36 inches or 36 inches x 48 inches. Feel free to 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.
Video submission: Submitters will need to record a 3- to 5-minute video providing an overview of their poster. If you are new to this, we suggest using Zoom to record your video. These videos must be uploaded to YouTube in order to use the Symposium platform.
In-Person presentation: To be eligible for cash prizes and a free cloth poster, students are expected to give a one-minute elevator pitch about their research at an outdoor, in-person networking mixer. The mixer will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, in the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center on the University Park campus. Contact Patrick Dudas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Collecting Your Poster
Cloth posters can be picked up during the networking reception of the Symposium (the in-person presentation).
This year, judging will only be done using the video submissions. No judging will take place at the live event. The winner will be announced at the event, but winners do not need to be present to collect their prize. There will be two prizes, one for $500 and one for $200. Those who win will have the prize amount deposited into their Penn State Bursar account
Any student—graduate or undergraduate—may submit a research poster. The research should have significant data science or computational science component to be considered. Faculty may submit posters but won’t be eligible for poster judging or prizes.
Two students will be awarded cash prizes of $500 for 1st prize and $200 for 2nd prize.
Dates and Deadlines
- September 22 – Submit both the PDF and video
- September 27 through October 1 – Faculty will judge the videos provided by the students
- October 6 or 7 – Students will present their posters at the ICDS Symposium
- October 7 – Winners will be announced at the ICDS Symposium