Villanova Undergraduate Research Symposium 2019


2019 Villanova Undergraduate Research Symposium


  • When? Friday, September 13, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Where? Villanova Room, Connelly Center

  • Who? All Villanova students who engaged in undergraduate research during the Summer of 2019 are strongly encouraged to share their work.
    • Posters do not need to be from individual researchers; they may represent a group of researchers who worked on the same project.


Submit your abstract here by Friday, August 23, 2019. Note: if multiple students will present under one poster, the abstract should be submitted by one representative with all names listed.


Creating and Printing Your Poster:

The Center for Research and Fellowships will coordinate and fund poster printing for all students through an external vendor. Students must submit their poster PDF file to no later than August 30. Once posters are printed, students will pick them up in CRF (Garey Hall 38). If students do not submit their PDF files by August 30, then CRF will not pay for the poster printing, though students are welcome to print their posters with another vendor.

Students should coordinate with faculty mentors on their preferred vendor for printing posters; some departments prefer specific vendors or have in-house printing capabilities. CRF covers the printing fee only for students who submit their poster PDF files by August 30 to for printing with the designated external vendor. CRF will not reimburse students who have posters printed by other vendors or who do not submit their PDF files in time.

Poster Ninja is an affordable outside vendor if you are not able to meet the August 30th date. Please see their website for pricing information.

Poster Setup and Removal:

Students are welcome to set their posters up beginning at noon on the day of the Symposium. If students are unable to set up their posters before 1:00 p.m., please email CRF ( to make alternate arrangements for poster set-up. Poster stands will be provided by the University. All posters must be removed from the Villanova Room between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.


Click the links below to view abstract books!

  • Poster should be in PDF format
  • Poster should be set to the appropriate size (standard size: 36" x 48") and should include:
    • Title of project
    • Authors
    • Faculty mentors
    • Abstract of project
    • Acknowledge any funding support you have received for your work. The Villanova University logo can be found here.  
  • Email your poster to at least one week prior to the poster session.
  • When emailing the poster, indicate that the poster is for the September Undergraduate Research Symposium and the size of poster desired. If the poster is not set to the size, it will be returned to the student to be resized.
  • 795 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085
  • (610) 527-0699
  • Starting at $7.25 sq. ft.
  • Features
    • Full-color printing
    • Choice of paper, lamination and
      mounting styles
    • Custom sizes available by request
  • Materials:
    • Matte paper
    • Photo-quality paper
    • Canvas media
    • Translucent backlit paper

Stanford University: Effective Research Posters

Poster Session
Meghan Long CON '15 explains her research to students visiting the Undergraduate Research Poster Session.
The 2017, Undergraduate Research Symposium showcased research of over 95 students.

VU username and password required. For those outside of the University, please use the guest user account "curfusers" with the password "villanova."

Contact Information

Center for Research and Fellowships
Garey Hall 38
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Fax: 610-519-6623

Dr. Michael T. Westrate
Director, Center for Research and Fellowships & Presidential Scholars Program

Ms. Catherine M. Stecyk
Associate Director, Center for Research and Fellowships

Dr. John J. Shanley
Assistant Director, Center for Research and Fellowships

Ms. Chelsea T. Benincasa
Assistant Director, Center for Research and Fellowships & Presidential Scholars Program

Dr. Alexandra M. Was
Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Research and Fellowships

Denise Caramanico
Office Coordinator (Part-Time), Center for Research and Fellowships