Mountain Lion Research Day is April 13th (http://epiic.uccs.edu/mlrd) and is right here on campus in the Gallogly Events Center all morning long. You can learn about research happening at UCCS from students, faculty, and staff presenters. If you’ve never seen a poster session, now is a great time to see one.
CSURF is April 28th (http://www.uccs.edu/~csurf/) and is a full day event showcasing the work of undergraduates from UCCS, Colorado College, and the Air Force Academy. This year it will be held at Colorado College. I recommend checking out either event to see your classmates’ work in departments across campus.
A typical poster session. Photo for Flickr Creative Commons user euthman
Presentation skills are great to acquire while you are at a university. Becoming an effective presenter will help you in your career, regardless of whether your goals lead you into the workforce or further on in your education. Successfully presenting your research is just as important as having quality data, because without displaying your work clearly, you may not be understood. If you are interested in making your own poster, for class or for a professional presentation, we can help.
I’ve helped many students create posters and I’ve created a number of posters myself, for classes as well as for regional and national conferences. This guide: http://libguides.uccs.edu/poster should help you to get started and display your findings. After all, you’ve done the hard work of research and writing, now you can share your knowledge.