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 local community a chance to learn about the exciting research being done by you, a fabulous undergraduate
  • 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.

Spring 2021 Virtual Research Showcase:

Our Spring 2021 Virtual Research Showcase will be Friday, April 30th as a part of CalWeek this year. Due to the number of presenters, we will be splitting up the event into two groups based on research subject: Bio-Science (9am-Noon) & Social Science (1-3pm).
Participants will have ~10 minutes to present their research, then will take questions from their Berkeley peers and CalWeek attendees.

4/30/2021 @ 9am, our Bio-Science Research can be seen using this Zoom link
4/30/2021 @ 1pm, our Social Science Research can be seen using this Zoom link

If interested in participating this semester, you must officially register using this link

(please register before Monday, April 12th so we may finalize the line-up of students presenting) 

Participants will need to email their completed research posters or presentations (pdf, png, tif, jpg or ppt files) by emailing them to askcnr@berkeley.edu by the deadline of Friday, April 23rd @ 5pm

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

Each presenter will have ~10 minutes to describe their research and answer questions from the community. Office of Instruction & Student Affairs (OISA) staff will be managing the Q&A and orchestrating the flow of presentations.

Designing a Poster

Posters can be created in several different ways, but many students prefer to use PowerPoint to design the poster. Here is a useful guide to creating a research poster, from concept to execution. Students can also choose to make a PowerPoint presentation, instead of a standard poster, and the aforementioned useful guide can still be applicable. 

Curious to see examples? You look at the Spring 2020 Research Posters and watch our Fall 2020 Virtual Research Showcase here!


Please contact Craig Crossley at askcnr@berkeley.edu.