Juan Castro, University of South Florida - Graduate - STEM 1st
Faris Almansour, New Mexico State University - Graduate - STEM 2nd
Kevin Mis Solval, Louisiana State University - Graduate - STEM 3rd
Maria Solano, New Mexico State University Undergraduate - Math & Science 3rd
Neel Shah, Northeastern University - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 2nd
Cody Gonzalez, University of California, Riverside - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 3rd
Nathalie Fuentes, Iowa State University - Undergraduate - Math & Science 1st
Adolfo Rodriguez, Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Undergraduate - Math & Science 2nd
Verenice Mojica, University of California, Irvine - Undergraduate - Engineering & Technology 1st
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Thank You 2019 Research Posters Competition Sponsors

Each year at the GMiS Conference, college students have the opportunity to showcase their latest research findings through a poster presentation to STEM professionals.  Students are encouraged to present unclassified research  - dissertation, thesis, senior project, or co-op, internship or research experiences.  Students have the opportunity to earn monetary prizes and be recognized at the Student Leadership Show. Students may also have an opportunity to further enhance their job search as competition judges may be looking for technical talent for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment.

Abstract submissions for the 2020 GMiS Research Poster Competition will open on June 15, 2020.


Top prizes will be presented to students who are recognized for having the best poster presentations based on both technical merit and presentation as determined by a panel of judges. Submissions are accepted in the categories listed below. Prizes will be awarded in each of the categories at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

I. Computer Engineering/Computer Science

II. Engineering and Technology

III. Math and Science

 COMING SOON    2020 GMiS Research Poster Competition Guidelines
 COMING SOON    Abstract Submission Portal (Please Note Deadlines Listed Below)


Must be from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group

Enrolled full-time in a graduate or undergraduate college or university pursuing studies in a related science, technology, engineering, math or health discipline at a college/university in the U.S./U.S. territories.

Submission and Registration Deadlines:

Students are invited to enter a submission through the GMiS Research Poster Competition Portal. If students are selected, they will be sent an email with a special discount registration code for the Conference. Students must register with this code and pay the appropriate conference fees.

In the event a student is not selected to participate in the Competition, GMiS encourages the student to attend the Conference and participate in the various programs, such as the Career Fair, Seminars, and Networking events. Students who enter the Research Poster Competition will be provided with priority access to key events.

If a student chooses to cancel the registration for the Conference, he/she must log into the GMiS Conference Registration Portal and select “cancel” for the registration. This cancellation will trigger a reimbursement to the student’s credit card minus an administrative processing fee. Full refund for registration fees (minus administrative fees) will be allowed if requested prior to August 28, 2020.  No cancellations will be processed after August 28, 2020 - so please plan accordingly.

Aug 7    Priority Submission Deadline for consideration of a travel grant to attend GMiS Conference
Aug 21    Research Posters Competition Regular Submission Deadline to be able to meet GMiS Hotel Registration deadline
Aug 28    Last Day to Cancel Conference Registration and request a refund minus admin fees
Aug 31    Last Day to Register for GMiS Conference with Hotel option;
Sept 18    Final Submission Deadline (without Hotel option or Travel Award)

2020 Poster Presentation Schedule:

  Graduate Students    Undergraduate Students
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020   Friday, October 9, 2020
Setup: 3:00 PM   7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center   Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center
Judging Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Showcase: All posters are to remain posted after judging. Presenters may remove their posters between 3PM - 4PM on Saturday,  Posters that are not removed will be discarded.

Also, participants will be asked to submit an electronic copy of their poster by email to posters@greatmindsinstem.org.


GMiS invites professionals with technical and/or research backgrounds in the STEM fields to serve as judges for the Research Poster Competition. Volunteers must plan to attend the GMiS Conference on their own accord in order to serve as judges.

If you are interested in serving as a judge for either or both the undergraduate and graduate student session at the GMiS Conference, please contact posters@greatmindsinstem.org

Contact Information:

For further information, please email posters@greatmindsinstem.org