The National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship program – better known as the IGERT program – is hosting a poster competition. 135 entries are available for viewing right now.
The format for the competition is interesting. They have a downloadable poster, with recorded audio “tours” by the “presenter.” This offers a chance to hear how self-contained each poster is. Is the commentary adding anything valuable?
With 135 to look at, the experience of browsing the website is very much like being at a conference. Try to avoid the temptation to filter down to your particular discipline. As you look at through the thumbnails, ask yourself:
“Which am I clicking on, and why?”
Twenty-four finalists are supposed to be announced this Friday, 6 May.
P.S.—If anyone has a suggestion for posters they’d like me to critique, I’m all ears!
* Hopefully they will be more prompt than the AACR poster competition, for which the winner still hasn’t been announced as far as I can see.