Submit Your Project Team Poster by April 11 for the 2018 Bass Connections Showcase

March 23, 2018


The Bass Connections Showcase provides project teams with the opportunity to share the outcomes of their research with a broad interdisciplinary audience. Through poster presentations, students can practice communicating complex ideas, methods and outcomes in a clear manner, thereby expanding the reach and impact of their research.

Bass Connections will recognize teams’ efforts to communicate their research through the Bass Connections Poster Competition. Project teams must submit their poster to Sarah Dwyer ( by Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Instructions regarding templates, the submission process, judging, prizes and coordination at the Showcase can be found in the Bass Connections Poster Guidance, summarized below.

Submission Process

  • Please email a PDF of your poster to Sarah Dwyer ( by Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. We will print your poster, enter it into the poster competition, list it on the Bass Connections Showcase program and hang it at the Showcase. (If your team does not need your poster printed, you must still submit it to Sarah for inclusion in the awards competition. Please make a note that you do not need your poster printed.)
  • Education & Human Development teams can submit their posters to Sarah or Amy Finnegan (
  • If your file is too large to email or if your team is thinking about submitting more than one poster, contact Sarah. Space is limited.

Poster Competition

There will be two winning posters, one selected by judges in advance (Judges’ Selection) and the other determined by audience members at the Bass Connections Showcase (Audience Choice). There will be three runners-up in each category. For details regarding eligibility, judging and prizes, see our Bass Connections Poster Guidance.

During the Showcase

Teams that submit their poster to Sarah for printing will not need to pick up their poster before the Bass Connections Showcase. On the day of the event, team members will be able to find their poster using the numbers on the printed program.

Students should coordinate with other team members to take turns standing by and representing their poster.

  • Be prepared to talk with visitors who are interested in your work.
  • Use the poster as a visual aid to briefly describe your research questions, methods, conclusions and next steps.
  • Take time to walk around and explore other posters and ask questions.

At the End of the Showcase

  • Amy Finnegan will gather EHD posters for EHDx on April 19.
  • If you have registered for Visible Thinking, you can leave your poster at Penn Pavilion.
  • Otherwise, take your poster with you. Any posters left behind will be available for pickup in Allen 216 from April 20 to April 27.


For more detailed instructions regarding poster templates, the submission process, award categories, judging, prizes and coordination at the Showcase please consult the Bass Connections Poster Guidance.

Still don’t see what you need? We’re here to help. Please contact your theme administrator or Sarah Dwyer ( or 919-684-5379).

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