College of Natural Sciences

College 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 2019

The 15th annual poster session will be held on Monday, April 29 from
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Colusa Hall, Room 100. 

View the Spring 2019 full abstract booklet (PDF).  

Day of Event Schedule 
Poster Setup9:15 a.m - 10 a.m. 
Open to the public11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Required Poster Presentations12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Award Ceremony3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

How to Participate

Abstract submission will begin Monday, March 25 and will continue until 5 pm on Monday, April 15th.

The deadline for abstract submissions has past.   

After submitting your abstract, a unique URL will be included in your confirmation email. Use this URL to edit your abstract, up until the closing date.

How to Design Your Poster

  • Available poster space is 6 feet wide by 4 feet tall
    • Most posters are printed 4 feet wide by 3 feet tall
  • 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

There are two awards types, Judge's Award and People's Choice Award. Within each award type, three winners will be announced by category:

  • Graduate/Faculty Research
  • Undergraduate/Faculty Research
  • Student Class Project

Please use the description of strong posters (listed above), as the judge's criteria for evaluating posters.

All winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony. Award certificates will be issued to all winners and will be available for pick up at the dean's office (Holt 285) on Wednesday, May 1st. 

Judge's Award

  • Each poster will be reviewed by three judges
  • Posters that closely fit the description of strong posters will earn higher scores
  • One Judge's Award winner is chosen for each category
  • Judge's Award winners earn the highest judged score, in their perspective category

People's Choice Award

  • Everyone who is attends the Poster Session event will be given People's Choice ballot to vote for their favorite poster
  • One People's Choice winner is chosen for each category
  • People's Choice winners earn the largest number of ballots, in their perspective category

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15th Annual Poster Session Winners

Judge's Awards

Graduate/Faculty Research

Novel Antagonists of Growth Factor Receptor-bound Protein 2 (GRB2) Decrease Proliferation of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) Cells
Stephanie Aguiar, Kallie Griffin, Carolynn Arpin and David Stachura

Undergraduate/Faculty Research

Nutrient Removal of Sustainable Additives to Biofiltration Systems
Nora Pizzella and Sandrine Matiasek

Student Class Project

Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry Awareness Project
Jeanne Cha, Wendy Jimenez and Ana Bernal

People's Choice Awards

Graduate/Faculty Research

Post-fire Plant Community Trajectory and Fuelbreak Restoration
Hannah Weinberger and Kristen Kaczynski

Undergraduate/Faculty Research

Predicting a Song's Genre using it's Lyrics
Eisley Adoremos

Student Class Project

Sexually Transmitted Infections Education
Elena Tiedeman, Mika Rulona, Savanah Reich and Gunash Solmaz