A poster presentation consists of an exhibit of materials that report research activities or informational resources in visual and summary form. Space is set aside near the exhibit area for these presentations, and each presenter has access to a large 4’x8’ bulletin board upon which to display important points from her/his work.
A research poster provides a unique platform that facilitates personal discussion of work with interested colleagues and allows meeting attendees to browse through highlights of current research. Research submissions on all topics will be considered. Anyone wishing to propose a research poster presentation should submit either a full research paper with abstract, or a 1-2 page abstract and an outline of the actual display presentation. These materials must be submitted via the online submission system when it opens in December 1, 2010.
A presentation in a research poster session is classified as an authorship under the participation rules. Paper titles with authors' names and affiliations will be listed in the Program.
Informational posters provide information on resources, materials, and opportunities. The annual Research Support Forum includes a major poster session to highlight research funding opportunities and data resources. As part of the Graduate Education focus, a resource poster area will be open for browsing, and there is one designated time when attendees can expect to meet representatives from participating graduate departments of sociology. Both informational poster areas will be accessible throughout the Annual Meeting.
Interested presenters are invited to reserve display space in the appropriate informational poster session. If you have questions about these poster sessions, or would like to reserve a space for your institution, please contact the ASA Executive Office staff as noted below.
Graduate Programs in Sociology
At this poster session, sociology graduate programs from around the country can display information about their program and its application and admissions processes. This session is intended to serve highly motivated undergraduate and Master’s level students who wish to continue their education in sociology and are interested in learning about a broad range of programs while also having the opportunity to speak with program representatives in an inviting atmosphere.
This session provides both students and graduate programs with a low-cost means for developing an initial relationship between a prospective applicant and a school. Each year, general student registrants and students from the ASA Honors Program attend this poster session.
Organizer: Valerie Jiggetts, ASA Academic and Professional Affairs Program, email@example.com
Research Funding Opportunities and Data Resources
These informal poster presentations provide information on funding resources, materials, and data sets available for graduate students and faculty research. A resource poster area will be accessible for browsing during exhibit hours, and there will be a designated time when attendees can expect to meet representatives of major research funding institutions and managers of available data sets such as the PSID, the NORC, and NCHS.
Organizer: Nicole Van Vooren, ASA Research and Development Department, firstname.lastname@example.org.