Science Poster Requirements

At the end of the Fellowship period, students must, under the guidance of their faculty mentor, prepare and submit a science poster. The posters should be emailed to WiSE Program Manager, Mallory Redel, at by the conclusion of the semester in which the research was completed and will be displayed online on the USC website. While the faculty mentor will be the best source of information on the expectations, structure, and formatting of a science poster, the following websites may be useful:

How to Make an Effective Poster

Design of Scientific Posters

Advice on Designing Scientific Posters.

It is expected that the costs of printing the poster will be covered by the funds granted to faculty for supplies to support the student’s research. Students and faculty should discuss plans to print the poster at the conclusion of the student’s research.

Here are some examples of successful posters submitted by prior recent WiSE Undergraduate Award recipients:

“A synergistic solution to decentralized water challenges,” Samantha McVety, Civil and Environmental Engineering

“Investigating parameter effects on bubble formation of the Alpheus heterochaelis (snapping shimp) claw,” Neta Glaser, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

“Measuring surface tension with faraday waves” Hilina Gudeta, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

“Role of metabolic and glycolytic gene copy number alterations in oncogenesis,” Jessica Zhou, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

“Production and fluxes of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) in coastal zones,” Emily Waggoner, Biological Sciences (Summer 2017)

“Small organisms with a large climate footprint: Variation in DMS(P) production by the coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi,” Anna Wright, Biological Sciences (Summer 2017)

“Efficiency of Homologous Recombination at Heterochromatic Double Strand Breaks,” Helen Chung, Biological Sciences (Summer 2017)

“Effects of an Autism-related mutation in Trio’s spectrin repeat domain.” Monica Saripella, Biological Sciences (Summer 2017)

“Finding an Antibody Mimetic Peptide to HCV’s Nucleocapsid Protein,” Jasmine Corbin, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, (Fall 2012)

“Morphological Variation in Medicago Polymorpha Pods,” Lauren Otaguro, Biological Sciences, (Fall 2012)

“Social Media Discourse Analysis,” Kristine Brown, Computer Science, (Fall 2012)

“Cell Growth and Viability on Silica Microtoroid Resonators,” Sara Brisbin, Biomedical Engineering, (Fall 2012)

“Biomedical Factors Contributed to Effective Turning,” Divya Ramakrishnan, Biomedical Engineering, (Summer 2012)

“Serpentine Low Loss Trapezoidal Silica Waveguides on Silicon,” Audrey Harker, Chemical Engineering, (Summer 2012)

“Thermal Effects in Optical Devices,” Nishita Deka, Electrical Engineering, (Summer 2012)

“New Synthetic Methods for Telechelic Functionalized Polystyrene,” Nancy Benner, Chemistry, (Spring 2012)

“Direct in vivo Observation of Microbially Synthesized Nanostructured Materials,” Julia Lazzari-Dean, Physics and Astronomy, (Spring 2012)

“Design of Conjugated Polymers for Ternary Blend Solar Cells,” Joahanna Macaranas, Chemistry, (Spring 2012)

“Removal of Radioactive Uranium from Groundwater Using Nanoparticle Technology,” Hannah Gray, Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Spring 2012)

“The Role of Neural Circuitry in the Perception of Vocal Sounds in Songbirds,” Emily Burke, Biological Sciences, Neurobiology, (Spring 2012)

“Removal of Uranium From Groundwater: Comparing Nanoparticle Technology and Bioremediation Strategie,” Aditi Yokota-Joshi, Civil and Environmental Engineering, (Fall 2011)

“Direct in vivo Observation of Microbially Synthesized Nanostructured Material,” Julia Lazzari-Dean, Chemistry, (Fall 2011)

“An Efficient Method for Sequencing Microbial Communities,” Jessica Kuo, Biological Sciences, (Fall 2011)

“Physical Interactions of CYCP2;1 and CDKs in Arabidopsis,” Linda Peng, Biological Sciences, (Fall 2011)

“A Microfluidic Platform for the Focal Stimulation,” Aye Thu, Biomedical Engineering, (Fall 2011)

“Thrust Augmentation of a Solid Rocket Motor By Means of Inert Gas Injection,” Sarah Hester, Astronautical Engineering, (Fall 2011)

“Circuit Optimization and Visualization,” Shira Epstein, Electrical Engineering, (Fall 2011)

“Mobile Application Development for IMSC’s iCampus,” Meha Agrawal, Computer Science, (Fall 2011)

“The Effects of Cavitation Due to Pulses Propagating Through a Fluid-Filled Crack,” Catherina Ticsay, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, (Spring 2010)