Preparing for Intersections

The Undergraduate Research Office works with several campus partners to provide workshops that prepare you for making and presenting your poster.  We are grateful to our campus colleagues for sharing their time and expertise.  Please review the workshop(s) below and attend those that will help you in this important part of your research experience. 

Preparing for Intersections:

Improving Presentations Skills and How to Make a Poster

Monday, April 1, 2:00 p.m., Nord Hall 356

This is an in person session and will be presented by Shaun Hoversten, Assistant Director of Academic Support Resources for Students. This presentation is designed to help you maximize efficiency when creating your posters and improve your presentation skills when sharing your research with others.


Poster Printing Information - Spring 2024 Intersections 

The Undergraduate Research Office will provide poster printing for Spring Intersections presenters.  There are specific guidelines (below) that you need to follow in order to take advantage of having your poster printed for free at one of our two Campus Partner: FedEx and Student Activities and Leadership.

FedEx Office CWRU Thwing Center

EMAIL:; 216-229-2111

Students must email ( your finished PDF no later than 48 hours prior to when you need your poster.  You will be notified by email when your order is completed.  All pricing is good ten days prior to the event and is only available at FedEx Office on Campus. If you have any questions, please email or phone FedEx (above).  Students who need "last minute" printing up to 24 hours in advance will be charged [standard rates]. The Undergraduate Research Office will not pay for last minute (standard rates] printing.

In addition to the poster pdf, students must include the following information in their email:(1) your name, (2) poster size, (3) specify Bond (preferred) or HWC, and (4) a note that the Undergraduate Research Office is paying.

Please note that FedEx has both Bond and HWC options. Both for costs and sustainability, the Undergraduate Research Office recommends Bond. 

FedEx Intersections Pricing

Bond* - 32"x 40" = $17.91, [$26.91]; 40" x 60" = $33.83, [$50.83]

HWC - 32" x 40" = $36.00, [$45.00]; 40" x 60" = $60.00, [$85.00]

*The Undergraduate Research Office recommends the Bond 32" x 40" ($17.91) or the 40" x 60" ($33.83) - for those that need the larger size.  

University Student Activities and Leadership (SA&L)

For Intersections printing, please use the information here and NOT the information on the SA&L website. When you are ready to submit your poster pdf, you must use this form for the Undergraduate Research Office to pay for your poster printing. Please submit your poster order on or by Wednesday, April 17, 5:00 p.m. Additional information:

(1) Save your poster pdf as LastName.FirstName.postersize.poster number.  Example: Smith.Summer.32x40.1

(2) SA&L Poster Size Options and Costs: 32" x 40" =$12; 40" x 60" = $18.

There is an additional $5.00 charge for high resolution needed for detailed/intense/darker backgrounds. 

(3) The poster pdf should be sized to match the poster printed size or should be scaled accordingly.  For example, if you would like your poster to be 40 x 60, the PDF could be 20 x 30.

(4) All posters will be ready on or by April 18, unless otherwise specified in the comment section of the form.  SA&L will email each student when their poster is ready to be picked up.  Presenters must pick-up posters Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the SA&L Office.

If you have any questions for SA&L, please email or call 216-368-2679.

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