people at Poster Showcase event

Annual Student Poster Showcase

14th Annual Poster Showcase: April 25, 2024

About this year's contest 

Theme: Climate Change

Important Dates:
  • Poster Showcase is Thur., April 25. Presenters should plan to be near their posters to answer questions from 10:30am- 12 pm.
  • Award ceremony from 12 - 1 pm
  • Application period ends April 12. 
  • Posters must be submitted online by April 19
  • NOTE: Transfer Honors Program students are required to participate

Submission link will be posted soon. You will also be able to submit in person. Details TBA


General Information
  • On day of the event there will be a DJ, food, a photographer, prizes and Center for Climate Change kits
  • Posters will be available online for general public to view and vote for the best of the show. Winner will receive Student Choice Award Medal
  • Winners for best posters in various categories will receive certificates


Instructions for Contestants
  • Presenting: Students will have the choice of having posters presented in-person or online.
    For in-person: poster showcase will happen in the cafe
    For online: instructions and link will be posted soon 
  • Printing Posters: The Center for Climate Change will pay to print posters that meet academic standards. Detail coming soon. 
  • Topic: The subject addressed in the poster must related to this year's theme: Climate Change. Examples of acceptable presentations include literature reviews, experiments, or original creative work such as poems, essays, paintings, or other art that addresses climate science, impacts, solutions, or environmental justice.
  • We recommend that students ask a faculty members to serve as a mentor on the project. The Center for Climate Change also has student coaches available. 



Canvas Poster Display

Judging Dates: 2024 dates TBA

Judging Instructions


West's Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)

In conjunction with the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Committee, faculty and staff will evaluate posters according to the mapped ISLO. The poster session is a valuable tool for students to demonstrate learning at the Program and Institutional Student Learning Outcome levels and a way for the college to assess these levels of learning. These ratings will have no bearing on the judging for prizes.

View West's ISLOs Judging Rubric.

Looking back at the 2023 Poster Showcase & Awards Ceremony

2023 Award Ceremony Video



Kareen Martin, Ph.D.,  Coordinator
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Center for Climate Change
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