Research Showcase

2019 Research Showcase Feb 22 2019




We invite you to be part of the 3rd Annual School of Engineering Research Showcase featuring poster presentations of SoE research performed by faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and undergraduate, Master's, and Ph.D. students.  Attended by industry partners, Silicon Valley researchers and engineers, campus affiliates, and friends of the School of Engineering, this showcase provides the School with an outstanding venue for research exposure while also affording students an excellent professional development and networking experience.

Participants are invited to share their work through a poster presentation.  Posters may describe any School of Engineering research conducted since June 2017.  The research described may be at any state of development ranging from initial conceptualization to the completion of work.  Poster authors must have been a student or fellow within the School at some point during the execution of the presented research.  If authors are not able to be present during the Showcase, a student colleague or faculty advisor knowledgeable about the research must be available during the Showcase in order to describe and answer questions regarding the research.

Students interested in submitting a poster should be aware that this is not a Showcase for design projects.  Accordingly, posters that describe work performed to synthesize a new system, product or service are not appropriate for this venue.  Rather, posters should describe a specific engineering research project using the practices and norms appropriate to professional research in the relevant engineering field.

Awards:  Awards will be presented based on a review by a panel of evaluators, with a final decision by the Dean of Engineering.  To be eligible for an award, at least one student author must be present during the Showcase and be active in discussing their poster with attendees.

  • KEEN "Creating Value" Undergraduate Poster Award - for excellence in making contributions to a research project and articulating the potential value of this work in an economic and/or societal context.
  • Best Master’s Research Poster – for excellence in presenting analytic or experimental research work.
  • Best Doctoral Research Poster – for excellence in the presentation of fundamental research that explores new behaviors and techniques relating to a compelling research challenge.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot by January 14!

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Participation Eligibility - To participate in the Showcase:

  • Participation through the submission and presentation of a poster is open to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty.
  • Posters may include up to 5 authors; at a minimum, the lead author must have been a registered student, fellow or faculty member during the research activity.
  • Presented research must have been accomplished during the period from June 2017 to the present time and must have been conducted primarily as an SCU research activity.
  • Poster authors must be significant contributors to both (the portion of) the research work presented and the creation of the poster. The poster may recognize (as non-authors) other students and collaborators (both within SCU and external to SCU) who have played a role in the research but who have not participated in the creation of the poster.  Posters must identify the faculty research advisor.
  • Poster authors are encouraged to be available to present their poster during the Showcase. However, it is permitted for another student or faculty member knowledgeable in the research topic to present on behalf of the authors; note, however, that if none of the authors are present for the Showcase, the poster will not be considered for an award. 
  • Participation requires presentation of a research topic, and authors are expected to convey their work using standard professional research norms relevant to their field. Design projects (e.g., senior capstone projects) are not appropriate for presentation. Furthermore, general posters presenting an overview or summary of work by a faculty member’s research group or lab are not desired; rather, posters should present a focused research initiative within the broader research conducted by the advising faculty mentor.
  • To be eligible for an Award: In addition to meeting all participation requirements, at least one student author of the poster must be present during the Showcase to discuss and answer questions relating to the poster presentation.  In addition, posters with multiple student authors at different educational levels will be judged in the award category matching the highest educational level represented (e.g., a 2-person poster with an undergraduate and a Master’s student as authors will be judged as a Master’s level entry).

Registration and Submission Information:

  • Participants must register by January 14 via this form:
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  • Accepted participants must submit a softcopy version of their poster in .pdf format for review by January 22 via email to The student’s faculty adviser must be copied on this message, and the faculty member must reply to approve the submission.
  • Posters will be reviewed for content and style, and students will be provided feedback on or about January 28.
  • The final version of the poster must be submitted by February 4 via email to

Style guidelines:

  • Poster size: 36” x 48” (soft copy and trifold poster board)
  • Fonts: Times New Roman, Arial, or Arial Narrow
  • Font size: 20 pt. to 96 pt.
  • Title and all authors to be displayed at the top
  • Contact information is optional
  • Include School of Engineering logo (
  • Keep text brief
  • Do not use all capital letters
  • Use graphics (charts, tables, pictures) that can be understood in one minute or less.
  • Describe the research, to typically include: background, objectives, research design/program description, results/evaluation, conclusion(s), future plans

Presentation Requirements:

  • Posters to be set up Friday, February 22, 3:00 p.m. (60 minutes prior to start), in the Innovation Space, 3rd Floor, Guadalupe Hall
  • Author(s) or substitute presenters stand by poster for the duration of the event
  • Posters must be removed at the end of the event

Check out the 2018 Research Showcase submitted posters here.

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School of Engineering
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Santa Clara, CA 95053

Bannan Engineering, Bldg. 404
Guadalupe Hall, Bldg. 455

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