Research Day (SURE Program)

The LMP SURE Program Research Day will be held on August 13, 2021

All students accepted onto the LMP Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program (SURE) are expected to present a poster and submit an abstract. 

Agenda for Friday August 13

10:00 am - 12:00 pm- Poster presentation session and judging

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm- Lunch (a $25 UberEats voucher will be provided to students attending from the SURE program)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm- Afternoon session

  • Short research talks (three short talks from graduate students highlighting major recent discoveries)
  • Graduate studies- all you wanted to know about grad school and research

Short break (15 mins)

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm- Awards ceremony and closing remarks


All participants need to register in advance. Registration opens on Friday, July 23.

Online format

All student poster presentations will be presented via the Fourwaves platform. No external apps or software are needed.

The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, and Opera. If you plan to use an iPad, Safari is the only browser that is supported.

The event URL will be listed in your Registration email.

Poster and Abstract submission

As a part of the LMP SURE program requirements, all students are expected to present a poster.

You will need to upload your abstract and poster by Monday, Aug 9, 9:00 am. This is a hard deadline, as we need time to assign judges and prepare the online poster session.

You cannot change your poster after Aug 9.

  • Upload your abstract and poster in portrait format as an image file (.png or .jpeg; max size- 30 MB) on the event website
  • The abstract should be a maximum of 250 words. 

Contact if you have any questions.

Poster presentation

9:00 am - poster session opens if students want to prepare early.

10:00 - 12:00 - judging takes place. Students will give a 10-minute oral presentation to the judges (be prepared to present your poster starting at 10:00 am).

Each poster will be judged by two members from LMP.


We will have a number of awards for poster winners. Each winner will receive an Amazon gift card and a certificate.

Useful resources

How to Make a Poster Using PowerPoint

Poster-making 101 by Brian Pfohl