A student presents at the UMass Lowell Student Research Symposium.

Check back in January for the on-line Abstract Submission Form!

Students who wish to participate in the oral competition and/or the poster presentation session must begin by submitting an abstract. 

Once your abstract has been approved by your faculty adviser, you will receive instructions on how to upload your poster. Posters are due by midnight on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation office will print your poster for free if received by the April 7 deadline. Students who do not meet the deadline are responsible for printing their own poster. Please be sure to proof your poster before submitting as there will be no reprints.


  • Maximum poster size is 36" tall X 42" wide.
  • Posters should be sent in PPT (powerpoint) format for printing.
  • Posters are a visual media. People should be able to see information standing at a distance of 3 feet.
  • Font sizes less than 24 can be difficult to read. Sans serif fonts (e.g., Arial or Verdana) are preferable to serif fonts (e.g., Times New Roman or Palatino) for clarity.
  • Posters displaying research results that involved collection of any information from human subjects must have received approval from the IRB (Institutional Research Board) prior to the collection of any data or the poster should not be displayed as this would be considered public dissemination of the results. Please check with your faculty advisor if you have any questions.

You will receive notification when your poster has been printed. The student is responsible for picking up their poster and bringing it to the event. See event schedule for setup times. Push pins and display boards will be provided for you.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.

Helpful Links for Preparing and Printing Oversized Posters