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University of Colorado Denver

Research and Creative Activities Symposium

Guidelines for Presenters

At the student Research and Creative Activities Symposium (RaCAS)

Presenters at RaCAS Symposium
  • Student submissions will be presented in the Student Commons Building, on the Denver Campus on Friday, April 29, 2016.​
  • Any CU Denver undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled OR any CU Denver Alum who was enrolled Summer 2015 or Fall 2015 on the Denver Campus or Anschutz Medical Campus who engaged in scholarly activities in collaboration with CU​ Denver faculty is encouraged to apply.
  • Presenters are asked to remain at their exhibit during the entire session.
  • All presenters are expected to summarize their scholary activities for attendees and answer questions.
  • Presentations should be tailored to an educated, non-expert audience.

Types of Student Exhibits

1. Posters

Paper posters should be 3' X 4' in size and may be:

  • wall mounted
  • or, mounted on foam core that you provide for display on our easels

Please specify on your application whether you want wall space or easel. Typically posters are 3' X 4'. If you have a larger poster, please specify your needs on your application to make sure we have an appropriate space reserved.

Learn more about how to create an effective poster presentation.

For additional guidelines, please check out Boston University's website.

Review sample poster templates: PowerPoint Example 1 or PowerPoint Example 2.

We encourage all participants who choose a poster exhibit to create their poster in an electronic format.

2. Media Exhibits and Displays (streaming media, sculpture, models, paintings)

  • A table, easel, or floor space may be provided, as well as outlets. Please specify on the application.
  • Presenters are responsible for arranging for their own the AV equipment, computers, etc.

Past RaCAS Symposium Display 

  • Be prepared to discuss your display with participants, for example, the medium used, its meaning, details about the project, etc.

3. Oral Presentations

  • Your performance should be no more than 12 minutes in length. This limit is strictly enforced​

4. Performances

  • Your performance should be no more than 12 minutes in length. This limit is strictly enforced

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