Undergraduate Poster Competition

Undergraduate Poster Competition

On Saturday, March 23, nearly 300 undergraduate students will present their research in the 28th annual Undergraduate Poster Competition.

See up-to-date session dates and times in the schedule

See the 2024 Undergraduate Program for student abstracts and other topics relating to undergraduates at #DiscoverBMB.

Each year, the competition kicks off the ASBMB annual meeting and provides an opportunity for undergraduate researchers to practice their presentation skills and receive constructive feedback from a panel of judges to help them prepare for the presentations they will give later on during the main meeting. Undergraduates selected to compete will be organized into six topic categories, with a winner and three honorable mentions awarded in each category. All competitors will receive written feedback to help them improve their presentations. You may apply for the competition while submitting your abstract on the abstract submission site.


  • You must be an undergraduate student and submit an abstract to #DiscoverBMB as the primary author (first author) by the Nov. 30 on-time abstract submission deadline.
  • You must indicate an interest in participating in the competition on the abstract-submission form.
  • You must be the only presenter for your poster.

Due to space limitations, not all who are interested in competing will be selected. Priority will be given to students who are ASBMB undergraduate members or ASBMB Student Chapters members. You can register for an annual student membership for just $10. Other selection criteria varies but may include class year and institution. Competitors will be notified in January.

See the judging rubric

If you have any questions about this event or applying for this event, please contact education@asbmb.org.

2024 ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition Steering Group

  • Kathleen Cornely, Providence College, Chair
  • Jeremy Johnson, Butler University
  • Joe Chihade, Carleton College
  • Phillip A. Ortiz, State University of New York
  • Odutayo Odunuga, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Laura de Lorenzo Barrios, The University of New Mexico
How to make a great poster
Six judges of the ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition offer their advice for depicting your research in a way that stands out in the crowd.
"We love to see undergraduates' hard work come to life"
The ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition is a must-attend event for scientists at all career stages.


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