Guidelines for Posters and Presentations


Giving a Presentation

During your abstract submission process, you must opt for “Presentation or Poster” or else you will not be considered for a presentation. Presentations run 10-15 min in length with 5 min for questions from the audience. While this is not a long time to present, it allows you to showcase your research to a large audience while receiving insightful questions and presentation experience.


Presenting a Poster

During your abstract submission process, you must opt for “Poster” or “Presentation or Poster” (as submissions that do not receive presentations are considered again for posters). Posters are showcased in the Lower Lounge of the William Pitt Union for 2 hours during BioE Day. Poster Presenters are expected to be at or near their poster during this time to answer describe their research and answer questions. A helpful template is supplied below.


Bioengineering Tracks

During your abstract submission process, you are given the choice of “track”. This is included help make sure your abstract is reviewed by people in your area of research. A brief description of each track is included below to help you gauge which track is the best choice for you to submit.

Biomechanics: The study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms, with particular focus on the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, ergonomic, occupational, rehabilitation, or urological systems.

Bio-Imaging and Signals: The study of non-invasively visualizing biological processes in real time. This includes the development and application of imaging devices; signal and image processing methods; biological/biomedical signal acquisition and analysis; computational modeling of biomedical signals and systems; biological/biomedical control systems; and/or biologically inspired signal and image processing.

Medical Product Engineering: The application of engineering techniques and principles targeted to the identification of and the solution to important challenges and unmet clinical needs in health care technology and delivery. This track is geared specifically toward medical product design and development, the development of advanced engineering skills, and knowledge of cellular and systems level physiology pertinent to the healthcare field.

Molecular, Cellular, Systems Engineering: The study or pursuit of fundamental understanding of cellular processes in physiology and pathology, stem cell engineering, tissue morphogenesis, vascular engineering, modeling of signal transduction and cardiac mechanics.

Neural Engineering: The application of engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace, enhance, or otherwise exploit the properties of neural systems. 

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: The study of cells, materials, biochemical ,and biomechanical factors in the development of functional substitutes that restore, maintain, or improve tissue or organ function.


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