Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (BigSURS)
The BigSURS organizing committee congratulates you on your acceptance to present at this undergraduate research symposium.
Purpose of the BigSURS is to:
To accomplish these goals the BigSURS advisory committee strongly suggests the following Etiquette Guidelines for students and faculty attending the BigSURS.General
• Students attending the conference are expected to go to the key note address.
• Students attending the conference are encouraged to participate in the entire conference.
• Students should arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the session they are scheduled to present in.
• Student presenters are expected to attend the entire session they present in.
• If they are unable to make their presentation, they should contact the host institution meeting organizers before the start of the session.
• Poster presenters are expected to participate in the entire poster session. When they are not at their posters student presenters should view other posters and interact with the other presenters.
Oral Presentation Guidance
Length of Your Oral Presentation:
Oral presentations are held in technology classrooms, which contain:Windows computer with:
Presenters must use the Windows computer provided.
Poster Presentation Guidelines
Each poster presentation is divided into two time slots (even # poster boards and odd # poster
boards). When you arrive at the poster display area you will be instructed to hang your poster on a
specific board that will be labeled with a number in the upper left hand corner of the board. Posters
should be hung at least ½ hour before the poster session and remain until the end of that day’s
• Carefully and completely prepare your poster in advance of the conference.
• Do not mail your poster in advance: you must bring it to BigSURS2012 yourself.
• Posters should be 36 inches x 48 inches to fit on the display panels.
• The title of your poster should appear at the top in large letters. Please limit your poster title length. Poster titles using a font size of 60 point will stand out and be easy to read. The minimum font size for poster titles should be 36 point. Below the title put the name(s) of the student author(s), faculty sponsor, and school or institution.
• The suggested flow of your poster should be from the top left to the bottom right.
• You may wish to use color for highlighting and to make your poster more attractive. Use pictures, diagrams, cartoons, figures, etc., rather than text wherever possible.
• Try to state your main result in large lettering. This way people can read the poster from a distance.
• People will not read a lot of text, and certainly won't read typewriter-sized text. The smallest text on your poster should be at least 18 point, and the important points should be in a larger size.
• Make your poster as self-explanatory as possible. This will save your efforts for technical discussions.
• They may not include exhibits of models, devices, or computer programs.
• Your poster should cover the key points of your work. It need not attempt to include all the details; you can describe them to people who are interested. The ideal poster is designed to attract attention, provide a brief overview of your work, and initiate discussion.
BigSURS reserves the right to cancel a presenter's poster session if the above requirements are not met.
Undergraduate Research 219 Dinkins Hall
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA