Research Exhibition Announcement

Please join us for the first annual Honors 110 Research Exhibition on December 10, 2010 from 1:45 – 4:30PM in the SUB II Ballroom, where HNRS 110 students will present their research in poster format. Over the course of the afternoon, the students will host their posters and share their work in conversation. The afternoon will also feature finger foods and refreshments for everyone to enjoy.


1:30 – 1:45 – Set-up for 1st Half of Poster Session
1:45 – 2:45 – Poster Session #1 (for classes who had recitation 1:30-2:20)
2:45 – 3:00 – Clean-up Poster Session #1 and Set-up Poster Session #2
3:00 – 4:00 – Poster Session #2 (for classes who had recitation 2:30-3:20)
4:00 – 4:30 – Mingling and Clean-up

Poster Categories

  • Economy, Politics, and Public Policy
  • History and Global Issues
  • Media, Technology, and the Arts
  • Science and Nature
  • The Mind and Learning
  • The Body and Health

Poster Guidelines

An exhibit is a visual representation of research, as well as an interpretation of the topic’s significance, much like a small museum exhibit. The analysis and interpretation of the topic must be clear and evident to the viewer. Combine labels and captions with visual images and objects to enhance the message of the exhibit.

The poster must be a 3′ x 4′ trifold poster board. Posters can be purchased from the Honors College office for $5.

There is a 300-word limit to the poster, which applies to all text created by the student (including titles, subtitles, captions, graphs, timelines, or any other supplemental material in which students use their own words). This limit does not apply to quotations from sources or to citations.


The finished posters will be due in class on Thursday, December 9. We will have a mini-exhibit of our own class that day. You’ll take the poster home after class, and bring it back to the official exhibit the following day.

About Professor Sample

Mark Sample is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at George Mason University, where he researches and teaches contemporary and experimental literature, electronic literature, graphic novels, and videogames.