Showcasing one’s research is an important milestone in the graduate academic experience. With various opportunities to engage in conferences, impactful symposiums, and competitions, UCF graduate students have many options to share their work with the broader community.
The UCF Graduate Student Center (GSC) now offers affordable poster printing, making participation in such events more accessible for graduate students and faculty. Located on the second floor of Trevor Colbourn Hall, suite 213, the GSC is home to a variety of resources available to graduate students at little to no cost. In addition to complimentary events and workshops throughout the year, students are welcome to reserve the conference room, access computers, seek advice from our graduate ambassadors and simply hang out with friends. The center is open every weekday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with extended hours on select days. It’s a central location for all things graduate.
The large-scale poster printer is available to graduate students and faculty at just $25. The powerful printer can produce vibrant, large-scale color posters, helping students and faculty create official presentations and share their work. The goal is to make preparing professional-level materials easier and more accessible to support graduate students in their academic endeavors.
“As a valuable resource, it provides a practical boost for anyone aiming to enhance the visual appeal of their academic presentations, offering support for a more impactful and engaging presentation experience,” says Tyler Campbell, assistant director for graduate student life.
Guidelines and requirements for utilizing the poster printing service are outlined on the GSC webpage to ensure a smooth and timely printing process. Posters must be intended for academic or educational purposes, feature current UCF logos, and be submitted as a PDF or JPEG. After submission, your poster will be reviewed within 48 hours and ready for pickup within five business days.
Payments are processed using Knights Cash through your UCF ID card and completed in person during poster pick-up. To begin, fill out the Qualtrics survey and submit your poster through the GSC website.
The poster printer will be a valuable tool for students in preparing for exhibition-style events. One exciting upcoming opportunity for graduate students to showcase their work is during UCF’s annual Student Research Week, which is March 25-29 this year. This event attracts hundreds of students showcasing their research in poster format at the Student Scholar Symposium.
Helping students present their groundbreaking research could not only make event preparation easier but also increase their chances of receiving funding and scholarships. Armed with their posters, students can get the word out about their work and receive recognition. The College of Graduate Studies offers various funding opportunities to provide students with financial support, including the esteemed Graduate Presentation Fellowship. This fellowship is a great opportunity for enrolled master’s, specialist, and doctoral students to share their research or comparable creative activity at a professional meeting or conference. Applications for the Spring 2024 Presentation Fellowships are open until April 15.
“Amidst the challenges of graduate school, our commitment at the College of Graduate Studies is to offer the assistance and resources needed to ensure the thriving success of our graduate students,” Elizabeth Klonoff, vice provost and dean for the College of Graduate Studies says. “With a diverse array of opportunities, we strive to provide something for everyone. Moving forward, we are determined to fine-tune and amplify our resources, offering targeted and unwavering support for the unique paths of our graduate students.”
For more information on Student Research Week, fellowship opportunities, and upcoming events, visit the College of Graduate Studies website.