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 2022 Research Showcase:

We are still working to determine a date for the Spring 2022 Research Showcase, pending campus policies and decisions for in-person instruction. 

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 have your poster printed by RCNR is TBD. Your finished poster must be 48" x 36" and must be emailed in PDF format to askcnr@berkeley.edu
  • 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 unfortunately cannot offer to cover the cost of printing your poster, and 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 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 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 contact Craig Crossley at askcnr@berkeley.edu.