Sharing your work with others is an important aspect of your development and it occurs in academic environments in a sequenced manner to offer plenty support and feedback along the way. Usually students can turn a semester project, paper, or research study into a poster presentation rather easily, and gradually progress to a full length publication or oral presentation.
Posters showcase your work visually in a conference setting and are designed for the presentation of preliminary work in the early stages. The poster session is interactive and fun way to engage with peers and obtain constructive criticism. Poster presentation skills are important to master and many professional societies have arms specific for undergraduate work. We have had students present and volunteer in exchange for free registration for the AAAS meeting each February ( 2019 is Envisioning Tomorrow’s Earth) , and Columbia University Undergraduate Symposium hosts a poster session for all students at any institution each April. SACNAS is a particularly good conference for those from under represented minorities seeking graduate training in STEM. This tutorial is helpful for Making Science Posters .
Oral presentations are another venue for showcasing work and provide you with an opportunity to present work while developing oral communication skills. Remember to practice with your faculty mentor prior to the final presentation. Eugene Lang College Dean’s Honor Symposium is a great way to place your work in context with other Lang students, and is hosted each April and is accompanies by mentorship and 1 credit course.
Journal articles are another venue and provide you with an opportunity to present your work while developing written communication skills, and there are many journals that cater to undergraduates. This Undergraduate Research Journals Backgrounder and List offers some advice and background of why this is an important activity for undergraduates and provides a list of journal titles across all disciplines and tips on how to publish your work. This site has an even more diverse set of publications and note that the Consilience journal takes many formats ( photo essay, opinion, article etc). Also note that the Journal of Global Health published by Columbia University is a great venue as well. Columbia also has a undergraduate research journal for all fields.
Blogs, School Newspapers, and Zines: are one of the easiest and most widely read outlets for sharing videos, short news, stories, feature length, long form pieces of writing. Some that are worthy, include the following. Many of your short reflections, article summaries, poems, short stories, or extra credit events summaries can be repurposed here.
New School Free Press: Accepts submissions of work, articles, opinion pieces from any students at TNS.
STOMA: Collected and curated by New School students and alumni, a source of investigative journalism, academic research, and interdisciplinary media that exposes the roots of environmental and social devastation. Each issue of the zine focuses on one topic composed and decomposed so that readers emerge with an autonomous point of view. Web and print, STOMA will be a mouthpiece for conversations on how to nurture social solidarity and ecosystem health. We call for submissions with broad environmental, global, and urban themes with a focus on equity and social change. All accepted submissions will be displayed on the online platform. Once a season, selected submissions will be featured in our printed zine, which will be made to last as an artistic artifact. firstname.lastname@example.org
12thStreetOnline: Current students at TNS can submit work to the blog that explores the intersections between writing, art, multimedia, and democracy. In the New School tradition, we consider this to be a broad exploration that can include all media that seeks to have a discussion about the artist in the world. Pieces can range from overtly political as well as more personal.
Mrs. Greens World: Green Revelations for a Healthy Planet. Short blog posts (600-1200 words). Submission is straight forward and promotes evidence based blogs that are not agenda driven and provide a counterpoint.
Planetary Health Storytellers: The Planetary Health Alliance calls upon those in our community passionate about communications to help us build narratives in planetary health and share them with the broader public. We are continuously building upon our extensive collection of research materials, and we urge you to explore it. Parse through our bibliography, connect with researchers at our convenings and online forums, and see where and how you can craft stories to share with the world.
Art and Science Journal: Part journal part blog, this is a great site to present your own work and process.
SciArt Magazine: Accepting rolling submissions of science-based art, STEAM education, third culture conversation, cross-disciplinary collaboration, science-art convergence, the future of sci-art-tech, etc. Have another idea not listed here? Send it!
The Mighty : Health and Narrative Medicine. Provides monthly blogging prompts, submission is straightforward. Accepts text based and video based stories that educate, ignite change, or raise awareness. Some of their story tellers write to find a community, to let someone else know they are not alone, to provide empathy. Some write to inspire, to encourage, to flip a stereotype on its head, to end stigmas. Some write to say thank you, to highlight beautiful moments in life. Some write because they simply have a story to tell. They also accept blogs that have been published elsewhere.
HealthCoach Blog: Wellness news. These are short conversational posts (250-1000 words). Submission is straight forward and form is varied.
E-Squared Magazine: Art + Science: Artscience blogs. Broad range of topics, but also have prompts periodically and submission dates.
Video Presentations by Lang College Hunt Foundation Summer Science and Math Fellows 2013
- Steven Houang: NYCDOH, Epidemiology and HIV/ AIDS Care
- Alexa Riggs: Clinical Directors Network, Health Communication and Research of Cancer in a Russian Community
Video Presentations by IS Lang Alumna former NYAM Health Policy Research Associate
- Kimberly Libman IS Alumna 2001, coordinator and researcher for the ObesCities 3 Conference hosted in London in 2010 focused on food and physical activity access, and community initiated projects in urban areas in London and NYC. Her bio for the New York Academy of Medicine is here.
Poster Presentations by IS students conducting research in REUs or Study Abroad
- Emma Lechter AAAS Transcending Boundaries Poster on medical anthropological research in Malta on dementia in communities
- Steven Houang SEA Poster 2013 Sea Exploration Semester Vibrio Ecosystem Climate Change in Oceans
- Lianna Schwartz-Orbach Asymmetrical segregation of granules in oocytes Poster 2013. Summer REU in the Marlow Lab at Albert Einstein.
- Alex Riggs Oocytes & Blood: Gifts & Commodities Poster 2012 Science Fellow and Research Assistant for the Stem Cell Across the Curriculum Project presented at the World Stem Cell Summit in West Palm Beach
- Ronnie Almonte PREP Poster 2011 Biochemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU- PREP Program at UMASS Amherst) focused on novel pharmaceuticals for Schindler Disease.
- Nona Griffin and Charnell Covert Stem Cells in the City Poster Co Authors 2012 Stem Cells in the City and Civic Engagement Course presented at SENCER DC Symposium to Policy Makers on the Hill.
- Angelica Ferguson Decontaminated Docudrama Harvard University Poster 2006 Senior video on bioterrorism, dual major in Culture and Media Studies and STS
- Alana Proctor HIV Education Poster 2006 Senior Thesis presentation at Harvard University focused on HIV Education in Young Women of Color using Epidemiological Data Visualization
IS Blogs and Posts That Showcase Their Work
- Nona Griffin Blog: Alumna in science, communication, design, and technology.
- Alison Irvine Blog Post on Performance Art and Science 2014. Alumna in science, communication, and performing arts.