About RCNR Poster Sessions / Research Showcase

The Rausser College of Natural Resources Office of Instruction and Student Affairs sponsors two poster sessions each year (fall and spring) for undergraduates to present their research to the community. This is a great opportunity for you to:

  • Gain communication and presentation skills
  • Learn to summarize your research, an integral part of a scholarship
  • Get recognition for your hard work on a research project
  • Have the chance to discuss your project with others who share your interests
  • Give the community a chance to learn about the exciting research being done by you, a fabulous undergraduate student
  • Add another great experience to your professional resume

Important: Students completing a student-initiated SPUR project or participating in the travel grant this semester must participate (unless you are also an Honors Program Student doing an Honors Symposium presentation)

Spring 2024 Research Showcase:

The Spring 2024 Research Showcase will be 1-3pm on Friday, April 12th at the Morgan Hall Lounge/Courtyard

If interested in participating you must officially register using this link

RCNR student participants who want our office to cover the cost of printing their posters need to register (and indicate that you need us to cover the cost) by the deadline of Monday, April 1st at 5pm. We will send a list of approved student printers to Krishna Copy, a printing center here in Berkeley, who you will work with individually to coordinate the printing of your poster. You'll need to send them your completed file by Wednesday, April 10th. Your finished poster should be 48" x 36" and a pdf file.

All Research Showcase participants will need to drop off their posters at 260 Mulford by 12pm on Thursday, April 11th. 

Recipients of the Rausser College Travel Grant & Student-Initiated SPUR are required to participate in this event. If you are unable to participate in the live Zoom Session for the Research Showcase, we ask that you make a video presentation of you presenting your work or narrating your poster as an alternative. 

Poster Session Guidelines for Participants

  • The deadline to register and have your poster printed by RCNR is Monday, April 1st at 5pm
  • If the lab you are working with is able/willing to print your poster, please do so through them.
  • If you are working with an RCNR research mentor, but you are not a student in RCNR, we're not able to offer to cover the cost of printing your poster, but we encourage you to check in with your mentor for printing needs!

Designing a Poster

Posters can be created in several different ways, but many students prefer to use PowerPoint to design their poster. The UC Berkeley Library has this wonderful guide to creating a research poster, from concept to execution.

Curious to see examples?

You can watch our Spring 2021 Virtual Bio-Science Research Showcase here and Social Science Research Showcase here.

Also - check out the Spring 2020 Research Posters and watch our Fall 2020 Virtual Research Showcase here!


Please email RCNR Intake Advisor Craig Crossley at rcnr.showcase@berkeley.edu.