Alternative Academic Poster Format Proposed by Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison has proposed, and shared, some alternatives to traditional academic posters. They appear rather exciting, and I hope some folks decide to try these out at AES.

Inside Higher Ed’s article on the Morrison and his proposed design:

Morrison’s  fun 20 minute video:

Here are some of Morrison’s poster templates:

Here are some more poster templates:


Great Student Presentations from 2017: Paper Presentation by Jillian Lee

My research is based upon a case study of the Polk County Family and Community Outreach Family Resource Navigators. This agency and its programs work in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services. This agency’s goal is to provide resources for clients as well as the general public. The purpose of this study is to measure client satisfaction with Family Resource Navigators. Qualitative data from participant observation, telephone surveys and interviews with clients and case workers were used to measure outcomes. One goal is to develop recommendations for the program so as to better serve clients.

Faculty sponsor: Dean Braa

Great Student Presentations from 2017: Bilingual Sociolinguistics: The Complexity of Education and Language by Ivan Acosta

Bilingual education programs are emerging all over the United States. This boom in programs is the result of the great number of bilingual speakers and growth of the second language Spanish learners. This presentation seeks to examine and compare dual language and bilingual education programs in regards to their effectiveness and structures.

Faculty sponsor: Patricia Gimenez

Great Student Presentations from 2017: Meditation and the Origin of Zen Buddhism by Rebecca Gordon

Zen Buddhism and meditation have been practiced for more than a millennia. Though originally observed in a few Asian countries, these practices have found their way into Western society. By studying the origins of Zen Buddhism, it is possible to not only better understand the culture that Japanese theater has grown in, but to better understand oneself.

Faculty sponsor: Michael Phillips

Great Student Presentations from 2017: From Superflip to Solved by Julia Pride

One of the possible applications of Group Theory is the Rubik’s Cube. The Rubik’s Cube is a physical structure that demonstrates and reflects some of the foundation properties of groups. We will examine this famous structure, its physical and qualitative properties and use the Superflip example to show how the Rubik’s Cube can be solved using Group Theory.

Faculty sponsor: Matthew Nabity

Great Student Presentations from 2017: Mainstreaming Halal: A Growing Niche Market in an Oregon University Town by Elliot Paulson

The observance of ritual purity as it relates to the consumption of food is widespread in many religions, including Judaism and Islam. In these two Abrahamic religions, a set of dietary restrictions, which are the Jewish concept of Kosher or the Muslim Halal, outline that which is forbidden. Halal originates from the Quran, which means it is permitted, in contrast to Haram, which is forbidden. This proposed project will explore the expanding niche economy of halal products in Corvallis, Oregon, by addressing why there is a growing market for Halal products in major grocery stores of the city. What link exists between the Muslim population at Oregon State University and this growing market? Further, is Halal consumed only by the Muslim community, or are there other demographics in play? By utilizing participant observation and oral interviews with customers and managers in major food stores, the project seeks to understand the chain of supply of this niche market and the ritual implications for the community.

Faculty sponsor: Isidore Lobnibe

Great Student Presentations from 2017: 73 Seconds and the Theatre as a Medium for Scientific Discussion by Sarah Cotter Portal

This presentation discusses the origins and works of Portal Theatre Company, a local devised theater group which tells the stories of science. Their past and current projects (NoBelles, 73 Seconds) are used as examples to explain the process of devising and to explore the theatre’s potential as a medium to creatively bring scientific concepts, discoveries, events and historical figures to a wider audience.

Faculty sponsor: Michael Phillips


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