Research Showcase

2020 WSU Vancouver Research Showcase—New and Exciting Online Changes!

The 2020 WSUV Research Showcase will be held as a virtual event taking place over five days. Posters will be judged via an Online Research Showcase Gallery that will feature students and their posters. Students can also participate in a Virtual Award Ceremony where poster winners will be announced. Awards will be mailed to students whose posters are selected for excellence by the judges.

How to Participate

The process to participate is simple: submit your poster as a .pdf file, a 100-word biography, and a photo of yourself to

Poster guidelines

Judging Information

Posters will be judged by three faculty and/or local experts. Criteria include:

  • Significance
  • Presentation Score
  • Methods Score
  • Visual Impact Score

Scores for each criterion range from 1 (emerging) to 10 (outstanding).

Judging criteria


All events listed below will take place online. The deadlines below provides time for students to submit their materials online and to give adequate judging time. The revised schedule of events are:

  • March 25 – April 15: Students will upload poster submissions
  • March 30: Workshop #1: Learn How to Create an Effective Online Poster at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • April 9: Workshop #2: Writing a Professional Biography & Preparing Assets for Online Presentation at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • April 15: Submission entry closes at 12:00p.m.
  • April 20: The Online Research Showcase Gallery goes live to the public. Judging begins at 9 a.m. Email invitations to the Virtual Awards Ceremony will be sent out to participants.
  • April 22: Judging closes at 5 p.m.
  • April 24: The Virtual Awards Ceremony will be held at 12 p.m. via Zoom, and winners will be announced.


The top three posters for each graduate and undergraduate levels will be awarded a certificate of merit and a monetary award. First place winners will receive $350; second place, $300; and third place, $250.

Award details

Virtual Awards Ceremony

The Virtual Awards Ceremony will take place noon – 12:30 p.m. April 24 via Zoom. The event includes acknowledgement of all participants and the announcement of all six award winners. Monetary awards will be presented for 1st – 3rd place for three undergraduate students and 1st – 3rd place for three graduate students.

Awards ceremony


To assist you with making the best poster possible and to prepare your submission to the Online Research Showcase Gallery, attend the free workshop we are offering.



A special thank you to this year’s donors who have made the monetary awards possible:

WW Payment Systems logo

Port of Vancouver logo

Mel Netzhammer, Chancellor

Christine Portfors, Vice Chancellor of Research and Graduate Education

Dene Grigar, Director & Professor of Creative Media and Digital Culture

John Barber, Faculty

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Davis at