October 31, 2020 in Florence, Oregon

The student poster exhibition is a dedicated time when conference participants can view posters and interact with student researchers as they explain their marine-related research and results. The exhibition is an opportunity for students to showcase their research, gain professional experience, and network.

Annual Student Poster Exhibition

State of the Coast invites contributions from advanced undergraduates (juniors or seniors), recent graduates and graduate students.

We welcome poster submissions from any discipline related to issues and opportunities facing the marine environment: biology, anthropology, law, engineering, policy, chemistry, business, ecology, environmental science, management, and more!

See examples of research posters

Enter the Annual Student Research Exhibition!


Submissions will be reviewed with the following selection criteria:

  1. The applicability of the topic for a general public / mixed audience
  2. The connection of the topic with the marine environment/coast of Oregon
  3. Submitted on time with all required pieces and in a professional manner. (timeliness, completeness, abstract not exceeding 250 words)

Note that accepted poster presenters will be judged at the conference on two things: 1) The design and ability of your poster to effectively visually communicate research in an accessible way to a broad audience with mixed interests. 2) Your ability to verbally communicate effective way to a broad audience with mixed interests. 


  • Submissions will be accepted starting in September.
  • Submission deadline is Friday, October 11, 2019
  • By October 21st, students will be notified if their work was accepted to exhibit at the conference.


  1. Title of the poster
  2. Student name
  3. Institution, department, degree, and anticipated graduation year
  4. Contact information
  5. Co-authors (indicate advisor)
  6. Abstract (250-word limit)
  7. One poster submission per student

Questions: stateofthecoast@oregonstate.edu