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Due to the pandemic, URSA 2021 will be held virtually. Student projects will be displayed online in the Desire2Learn (D2L) environment, from Monday, April 12 to Friday, April 23.
A complete list of projects, including titles, abstracts, and the names of student participants, will be made available on the URSA 2021 Schedule page of this website, as well as on the URSA D2L site.
Posters will be displayed as pdf files on D2L (see below for more information about how to prepare your URSA poster). Students who wish to deliver an oral presentation may video record their talk (10 minutes max.).
*NOTE* in order to follow CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, students will not be permitted to create video oral presentations as part of a group. Groups of up to four (4) students may, however, collaborate on posters.
The URSA Coordinator will contact all participants with instructions about uploading files.
Your poster should also adhere to these basic design principles:
Using a PowerPoint research poster template can help you follow these guidelines. You can download a number of good templates here (be sure to download the 36x48 size).
Once you have finished designing your poster in PowerPoint, save it as a pdf file.
Your 10-minute oral presentation can be recorded in a number of ways and can include a PowerPoint presentation, if you wish. We recommend the following:
Tip: Avoid using your phone to record your video if at all possible; you will get much better results if you use the webcam on a laptop or desktop computer. (If you have to use your phone, make sure you record in landscape—i.e., horizontal—orientation).
Video file requirements
Your video file must be in one of the following file formats: SWF, MPG, MPEG, RM, MP3, MP4, M4V, M4A, AVI, WAV, RAM, ASF, MOV, or RA.
Important note: due to D2L limitations, we are not able to accept PowerPoint presentations with embedded audio.
There are a number of things you can do to improve the overall quality of your presentation.