Each year, fourth-year Honours students in Science degree programs (such as Chemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Science) present their research projects to the larger Carleton audience via a poster presentation. The day-long event takes place in the University Centre Galleria and is open to the public. Students are present to answer questions about their findings, their methodology, etc. and ultimately posters are evaluated by the thesis supervisor(s) and/or graduate students. A percentage of the student’s grade is derived from their presentation. Prizes are also given out to the top posters in each program.
The research work undertaken by these students is vital to Carleton’s success as a research-intensive institution. Many of the projects being presented will contribute data and ideas to scientific publications and/or presentations at conferences in Canada and around the world.