Poster Session

Chemistry Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium

The Chemistry Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your research to your fellow students and the chemistry faculty and staff.  The event occurs annually at the end of April following the departmental awards ceremony.  All students participating in research, whether just starting out or with years of experience, are encouraged to participate! This is a great chance to learn how to make a poster and present to a friendly and supportive audience.

The 2024 Poster Session will be held on April 26, 2024 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the North Tower Atrium.

Dinner will be provided for all presenters. Presenters can choose to enter the poster award competition, where a panel of judges will select the best posters. Poster award winners will receive a $300 award.

All presenters will also have a chance to win a chemistry-themed prize through a random drawing.

How to Design and Print Your Poster

  1. Get a 4 ft (length) x 3 ft (width) poster template from your mentor/group or download this one: ChemistryUndergraduatePosterTemplate-2024.
  2. Check out these resources on how to make an effective poster:
  3. If you would like poster design feedback, please contact the Chemistry Undergraduate Research Office at least 1 week before the symposium date.
  4. Get your poster printed AT LEAST 3-4 days in advance at the Chemistry FastCopy center. (Make sure it is OK with your PI to print a poster!)

What to Expect on the Day of

  1. Please plan to arrive about 30 minutes before the poster session begins.
  2. You will be assigned a number that will correspond to your easel. Please set up your poster at the appropriate easel. We will have thumbtacks available for you to use.
  3. If you are attending the departmental awards ceremony, please drop off your poster at the Chemistry Undergraduate Research Office (Chem 7408) before the awards ceremony, so it can be hung up for you.

Previous Poster Award Winners

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Prizes awarded from a lottery system.

Cade Harkner ( Prof. Aaron Hoskins)

Aadhishre Kasat (Prof. Andrew Buller)

Elise Burkhartzmeyer (Prof. Alexander Sherwood)

Casey Winter (Prof. Zach Wickens)

Guy Pillon  (Prof. Tehshik Yoon)


Anna Allen (mentors: Valeria Guzman-Luna, Andrew Fuchs, and Prof. Silvia Cavagnero)

Jasmine Machhi (mentors: Miranda Mecha and Prof. Silvia Cavagnero)

Deseree Dufek (mentors: Adam Kleman and Prof. Sam Gellman)

Dylan Snider (mentors: Xianyuan Zhao and Prof. Gil Nathanson)

Xi Chen (mentors: Rachel Hutchinson, Ningkun Zhou and Prof. Silvia Cavagnero)

Honorable mention:

Erin McCann (mentors: Xin Yao, Yue Gui, Prof. Lian Yu)

Kevin England (mentors: Justin Dang, Siyu Li, Valeria Guzman-Luna, Prof. Silvia Cavagnero)


Grace Carlson, Junior chemistry major, Buller group

Kevin England, Junior conservation biology and microbiology double major, Cavagnero group

Erin McCann, Sophomore biochemistry major, Yu group

Samantha Ausman, Junior chemistry major, Dumesic group

Aadhishre Kasat, Sophomore biochemistry major, Buller group

Honorable mention:

Nicholas Juntunen, Sophomore chemistry major, Brunold group

Xinyu Ye, Senior chemistry and Pharmacology & Toxicology double major, Gellman group


Kaylin Flesch (Stahl Group)

Stephen Halada and Artun Kadaster (Record Group)

Wenqi Shen (Blackwell Group)

Kaining Mao (Stahl Group)

Helena Pliska (Nathanson Group)

Natalie Feider (Cavagnero Group)


Tess Carlson (Cavagnero Group)

Rezwana Karim (Record Group)

Hawa Keita (Yoon Group)

Yoo Jin Song (Cavagnero Group)

Jennifer Sowin (Stahl Group)

Honorable Mention:  Ethan Young (Hermans Group)


Lucas Oxtoby (Schomaker lab)

Zach Heim (McMahon Lab)

Sam Rider (Weisshaar Lab)

Yoo Jin Song (Cavagnero Lab)

Mengzhou Hu (Li Lab)


Alexander Peterson Chartier

 Zachary Heim

Clare Kai Cimperman

Kunal Dani

Natasha Cornejo

 LuLu Callies