ePoster Presentations Take Center Stage on Final Day of Conference
Nearly 200 undergraduate, postbaccalaureate and master’s level scholars are presenting ePosters in the ABRCMS 2022 online poster hall. All ABRCMS attendees are invited to view and interact with the ePosters throughout the conference. Visitors can email presenters and comment on their presentations within the virtual platform at any time.
During a special live event from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in-person and virtual conference attendees can login to watch students present their research live to three judges.
“A cornerstone of ABRCMS has always been student presentations, so it was important to also feature our virtual presenters,” said Leah Dixon, senior specialist in education at the American Society for Microbiology.
During the live ePoster presentations, judges will evaluate the quality of each author’s hypothesis or objective, scientific methodology, results and statements about future work. The researchers will be scored on the delivery of their presentations, their ability to answer questions about their topic and the overall quality of the poster. Students will receive feedback from the judges to optimize their presentation skills.
Each ePoster is categorized into one of the 12 STEM disciplines recognized by ABRCMS. Although students are encouraged to engage in multidisciplinary research, all abstracts are required to align with a single discipline and subdiscipline due to a large volume of student presentations. This allows ABRCMS to assign appropriate reviewers and on-site judges. The top presentations from each discipline will be recognized at an awards ceremony Saturday evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in ACC North 100 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
All paid ABRCMS registrants will receive an email with instructions to activate their online account and access the ePosters in the online poster hall. Any registrant who does not receive this communication can reach out to [email protected]. Please note that attendees must use the same email that they used to register for the conference to enter the ePosters platform. Attendees can refer to this article for more information on viewing ePosters.
In addition to the ePoster presentations, nearly 2,000 students presented their research in the on-site Poster Hall on Thursday and Friday.