College of Natural Sciences

College Virtual Poster Session

The annual College of Natural Sciences Poster Session is an established event where students, faculty and clubs have the opportunity to present their original research or student activities to the College, University and Chico Community.

This event is organized by college faculty members.

Spring 2021

The 17th annual poster session will be held online on Monday, May 3rd. 

An abstract booklet will not be provided this year.

Day of Event Schedule 


Virtual viewing access (Google Sheet) for Chico State Students, Faculty and Staff only

 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 Award Ceremony on Zoom

Must sign-in with your wildcat email address (

            5:00 p.m.


How to Participate

Register online by Monday, April 26th here (requires logging into your account) 

Submitting your Virtual Poster

Beginning April 26th, all registered participants will be emailed a link to upload their poster session materials. Please upload materials in PDF format.

  • Required: Abstract and Poster
  • Optional: Video of your poster presentation

Uploaded files must follow the naming conventions below. Please upload one file for each required and optional item.

  • Lastname_Firstname_abstract
  • Lastname_Firstname_poster
  • Lastname_Firstname_video

Deadline for file uploads is Friday, April 30th at 5 p.m.

How to Design Your Poster

  • Keep your scientific process in mind when designing your poster
  • Try and have a nice balance between text and figures
Description of a Strong Poster
  • The hypothesis/objective of the project is stated clearly and concisely
  • Sufficient background and motivation for the project is provided to show clear relevance beyond the project
  • Clear description of what methods were used to carry out the research is provided, along with appropriate rationale for why specific methods were chosen
  • Sufficient data is presented to address the hypothesis/object for project and the presentation is data is clear, thorough and logical
  • Reasonable conclusions relating to the hypothesis/objective of project are given and strongly supported with evidence, and relevance of the project's findings in a wider context was discussed
  • All expected components are present, clearly laid out, and easy to follow; text is concise, legible and error-free; appropriate visuals improved understanding of the content

How Winners are Selected 

Judges will determine winning posters in a variety of categories based on the importance of the research conducted, the clarity of presentation of the project's methodology and outcomes, and the visual appeal of the poster.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the College of Natural Sciences Poster Session, please direct your questions to