Student Presenters

Before you begin to organize your poster and presentation, please take a moment to consider the judging criteria as it will help you to prepare your poster. This year, in addition to a poster, presenters have the option to upload a video of their pitch for a chance at a $500 Award.

Download the Poster Template
Please design your poster using the vertical or horizontal version of this template only. Posters are 36″ x 48″.

We also provide a vertical or horizontal version of the template as an Illustrator .eps and .ai file.  If you require technical assistance, please contact

Organize your Poster Presentation
Using the RISE poster template, organize your research or presentation by keeping these questions in mind:

  • What is the main function of your poster?
  • What is the information you want your audience to receive and understand?
  • Remember, less is more. Too much text or too many graphics can be overwhelming. The goal of the poster is to make the information easy for the audience to understand. Anything that does not help this process is unnecessary.  Your message should be immediately obvious.
  • 75% of your final score is based on your abstract and poster. Keep in mind that a judge might not have a background in the area of your work, so be sure to design and present for a layperson’s understanding.

Preparing an Award Winning Poster

For tips on how to prepare an award-winning poster, visit the following Web sites:
Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Scientific Posters
Poster Presentations

Upload Poster and Pickup
Once your abstract is approved by the review committee, you will receive an email instructing you to upload your poster to MyRISE. Please submit your poster no later than March 14, 2014. A copy of your poster will automatically be sent to Reprographics for printing. The Office of the Provost pays for the cost of printing one poster per student presentation.

Posters may be picked up from Reprographics (11 Ell Hall) approximately three days after uploading. Use your Abstract Number to claim your poster.  Please call 617-373-5646 to ensure it is ready.