Poster Competition

The RMACC is pleased to announce the 2020 student poster competition. Winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to either PEARC20 or SC20.

If the poster winner chooses to attend SC20, RMACC will help them submit their poster into the SC20 Poster competition.


The  Poster Competition is for graduate and undergraduate students interested in high performance computing. This competition enables students to share the results of projects that they have performed, while also engaging in a competition for the best posters


To participate in the poster session, students are required to:

a. Complete a project. Projects submitted must be original individual student work

b. Prepare a 1 minute "lightening talk"/teaser about your poster and research (guidelines are provided below)

c.  Create a physical poster (suggested size 3' x 4') for display at the 2018 Symposium

d. Submit an abstract to provided link Abstracts are due by 5:00 pm Mountain Time May 13th. You can return later to upload the poster in the PDF format. The website will recognize your e-mail address. You must have your poster uploaded no later than 5:00 PM Mountain Time May 20th.

e. By submitting a poster for consideration, the student agrees that the poster can be displayed on the RMACC website.

**All presenters must be in attendance beginning Tuesday at 2 pm to present their posters to the poster judging committee. All Poster judging will occur Tuesday May 19th 3-4:30 pm. Posters should be hung by 2 pm on the 19th and all poster presenters must be in attendance to be judged. Up to $500 is available per student to offset their travel costs (travel scholarships are available by contacting

** Prepare a 1 minute lightning talk about your poster including two powerpoint slides. (A title slide and informational slide)- Please note there is a strict 1 minute time limit. Lightening talks will take place on Wednesday May 20th at 8:30 am.


Posters will be judged by content experts according to an established rubric which includes but not limited to:

a. Creative ability-originality, method, analysis, interpretation

b. Scientific/engineering thought (planning, scope, design, procedure, data)

c. Thoroughness (objective realized)

d. Clarity (written/visual).


Winners will be notified May 20th, at the RMACC Symposium


Other Considerations:

  1. Judges will be reviewing submitted pdfs of posters before the symposium begins.
  2. Judges can ask questions to entries using the Easy Chair system. Students will be notified when if a judge asks them a question and will be given 24 hours to respond.
  3. All students will be expected to attend in person (unless other arrangements are made) and be available to answer questions about their posters during designated breaks/lunches
  4. All students will give a lightening talk on May 20th