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December 4, 2019

Fall 2019 Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS): Announcing the Winners!

The Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) is AGU’s twice-annual, virtual student research presentation competition. With the VPS online portal, students who are not able to attend in-person conferences can bring the benefits of a poster session right to their dorm rooms! Our Fall 2019 participants submitted abstracts, created and uploaded research posters, recorded 5-minute videos presenting their research, reviewed their peers’ posters, and responded to expert judge feedback. Presenters were able …


April 30, 2019

Spring 2019 Virtual Poster Showcase: Announcing the Winners!

The 2019 Spring Virtual Poster Showcase brought students from high school to graduate school, and from near and far! We had excellent presenters from countries around the world showcasing their hard work and contribution to the fields of earth and space science. Presenters were able to learn about their peers’ research while also strengthening and/or gaining new skills such as presenting, communicating, critically-thinking, and the ability to peer-review scientific work! …


March 14, 2018

Spring 2018 Virtual Poster Showcase Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to 20 March

Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS) provides undergraduate and graduate students with a chance to share their science with their peers and be judged by professionals in the Earth and space sciences. The Spring Showcases also allow high school students to participate. The showcase provides you with a low-cost, high-impact online poster presentation opportunity that allows you to share your research without having to travel to a scientific conference. This morning, we are announcing …


July 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Virtual Poster Showcase is now open for registration and abstract submission

In an effort to allow interested participants to submit abstracts related to summer projects while the work is still fresh in their mind, the Fall 2017 Virtual Poster Showcase will open for abstract submissions early this year in early July.  The following post discusses some of the benefits of participation. While many college students conduct research with faculty in organized summer programs or as part of their course work, they often …


May 2, 2017

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 Spring Virtual Poster Showcase

Thank you to all of you students and judges for participating in the 2017 Spring Virtual Poster.  The showcase has ended and the results are in. All nine lead authors will receive a plaque and a complimentary AGU membership for 2018.  As the first place winners of the graduate and undergraduate showcases, Babak Jalalzadeh Fard and Jacob Smith will get to redeem one of our student travel grants next year …


March 24, 2017

Creating a Scientific Poster in PowerPoint: A Video Tutorial

As part of our continuing series designed to help participants in the Virtual Poster Showcase, we’ve created a video tutorial showing how to create a scientific poster. The video specifically shows the steps needed to create a scientific poster using PowerPoint. Though the video is intended for AGU Virtual Poster Showcase participants, the same steps can be applied to creating posters for any conference. This video will walk you through the steps …


March 9, 2017

Are you new to the world of research? Here are some tips for writing your abstract for the Virtual Poster Showcase

Writing a compelling abstract that engages your audience can be a challenge: you’ve got just a few seconds to grab the reader’s attention.  85% of the time that reader will have made a decision, consciously or unconsciously, on whether they’ll continue reading after just the title and the first sentence.  In this blog, I will discuss what is needed to submit a VPS abstract and provide some additional tips on …


February 7, 2017

Virtual Poster Showcase: Share Your Research Globally—Without the Travel

Update: The 2017 Spring Virtual Poster Showcase is now open.  The deadline to register and submit your abstract is 13 March. 12-16 December 2016. You had it marked on your calendar all year long.  You told yourself, “This is it! This is the year that I present at Fall Meeting!”  But then one thing led to another and before you knew it, the deadline for abstract submissions had come and gone.  …