Information for Students

Important Dates & Deadlines

Friday, April 14, 2023: Deadline to submit poster for free printing (optional). Printing instructions were sent to students when their abstract was approved. 

Friday, April 21, 2023: Whova Conference app opens with program and student information 

Thursday, April 27, 2023: Showcase Day 


Present at Showcase Day 

Showcase Day is a University-wide event designed to highlight student excellence. It will be formatted similarly to a department symposium or school/college research showcase. 

Graduate and undergraduate students will have several options to present their work, including: 

  • Poster presentations 

  • Panel or oral presentations 

  • Lab or other research demonstrations 

  • Creative exhibitions or performances 

Students who are working with a faculty member on a project — as part of a class, lab group, research or creative team, or in a department-sponsored event — are eligible to present individually or in a group. 

Presentations will represent the culmination of extended research or creative effort. You’ll learn how to explain your research and demonstrate your achievements to a wide audience — an experience you can add to your resume. 


Design Your Poster & Print It for Free

If you’ve been selected to present, you’ll receive instructions for free poster printing via email. The deadline to your poster for free printing is April 14.

Posters should be 48 inches wide by 36 inches tall to fit on the provided poster boards. You can use these sample poster templates to create your poster.

Need help preparing your poster or presentation for Showcase Day? Explore these resources:

Drop-in Hours & Appointments

CURCE will offer drop-in hours for poster and presentation support in Taconic 302 during these times:

  • 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 31

  • Noon to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6

  • 10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 10

  • 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 10

Students can also request one-on-one meetings with Casey Kohler using EAB Navigate.

Video & Written Instructions
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Volunteer at Showcase Day 

We need volunteers to serve in various roles, including ushers, event assistants and tour guides. Sign up using Engage UAlbany.


Attend Showcase Day

Showcase Day is an excellent opportunity to engage with your peers and learn about the exceptional work happening across campus.  

The full Showcase Day program will be available on this website and in the Whova conference app about a week before Showcase Day. You can explore presentations and select those you’re most interested in attending.  

Most students will also have class assignments that involve attending certain Showcase events and completing assignments that connect class concepts with the presentations.