- Tuesday, April 14 - Applications Due
- Friday, April 17 - CARD confirmation forms due. Zoom information sessions for student researchers (meeting information will be sent directly to students via the email they provided in their CARD application).
- Wednesday, April 22 - Posters and Creative Projects due to the CARD Team.
- Tuesday, April 28 - Final Oral Presentation materials due to the CARD Team.
- Friday, May 1 - CARD Day! The CARD in the Cloud Webinar will run from 10am to 3pm, and posters will be available online all day.
Oral Presentation Guidelines
Your oral presentation will involve presenting a Powerpoint (or other slide presentation, like Prezi) synchronously using the Zoom screen share function. Check out the below links for more information on how to optimize these presentations!
- Powerpoint Presentation Best Practices - ETS
- Screen Sharing on Zoom Webinar
- Video Tutorials on Using Zoom
- Emerson College - Zoom Presentation and Conference Tricks
Poster Submission Instructions
Please follow the below guidelines when creating your poster for CARD 2020.
*Note: Although we will be presenting posters electronically for this year's CARD, we will be able to print posters retroactively upon request when we return to campus. For that reason, please follow the below best practices for printed posters.*
Posters must be emailed to the CARD Team by Wednesday, April 22, 2020. In that email, please include two attached documents:
- A PowerPoint version of your document
- A PDF version of your document sized to 56” x 36” (To make this sizing, change the page settings in PowerPoint with the correct dimensions of 56” x 36” and then save as a PDF.)
Posters must have a white background, though color is encouraged in other parts of the poster design. (Large blocks of color are not recommended for optimal printing quality.)
Make sure that all data, spelling, and images in your poster are correct before submitting your final files!
Once you have sent us an email with the two appropriately sized documents that have been carefully checked for errors, we will confirm receipt and upload your poster to the USF Scholarship Repository.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CARD Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creating Posters Using Mac Powerpoint
Open a new PowerPoint slide presentation and click the arrow next to the New Slide button on the top left section of the Home tab and select the Blank slide theme.
Select File, Page Setup, and change the width to 56 inches and height to 36 inches. Make sure the orientation is the horizontal landscape option. PLEASE NOTE THAT USF STANDARD POSTER PRINTING SIZES ARE 56” x 36.”
Select View, Guides, and make sure Dynamic Guides, Static Guides, Snap to Grid, and Snap to Shape are checked. Make sure Ruler is checked as well. This will make it easier to design your poster and keep everything aligned.
Creating Posters Using PC Powerpoint
- Open a new PowerPoint slide presentation and click the theme icon next to the New Slide button on the top left section of the Home tab and select the Blank slide theme.
- Select the Design tab, click Page Setup, and change the width to 56 inches and height to 36 inches. Make sure the orientation is the horizontal landscape option. PLEASE NOTE THAT USF STANDARD POSTER PRINTING SIZES ARE 56” x 36”
- Select the Viewtab, check the Ruler, Gridlines, and Guides boxes. Click the Show arrow. This will make it easier to design your poster and keep everything aligned.
- Select 1 inch from the spacing drop down menu. Check the Guide Settings boxes. These guides will not print, they are only visible as you work in the program. (This feature is not available on Mac)
- Click on a Guide line and drag it to a new position when needed to provide a straight line to align text and images. You can divide your poster into more or less sections by adding and deleting lines from the Shapes drop down menu.
NOTE: We recommend avoiding poster templates that can be found online, as they often have glitches that cause problems with formatting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! We are planning to host ORAL PRESENTATIONS in an online Zoom webinar format, while posters and creative presentations will be available asynchronously on the USF CARD website and USF Scholarship Repository.
To attend the CARD webinar, please register here: Webinar Registration. Only registered participants will be able to attend CARD in the Cloud.
The Zoom webinar will be formatted much the same as past CARD events. We are currently working on the schedule for oral presentations and will communicate time requirements soon. Each session will be moderated by staff and faculty, and time will be strictly monitored to make sure every student has time to present. Panelists will use the Zoom screen sharing feature to present their research slides live, and moderators will collect questions from webinar participants via Zoom’s chat feature.
If you are a student planning on giving an oral presentation, more information will be sent to you after you submit your application.
All posters will be available to the public online by May 1st on the USFCA Scholarship Repository, which will be linked to the USFCA CARD website. The CARD team would like to give students the opportunity to include an audio clip along with their poster - the same elevator pitch our student researchers would give when presenting their posters at an onsite event. You may also choose to submit a video presentation of a narrated Powerpoint presentation. Please note that this information will be posted publicly online; if you have privacy concerns about the nature of your research, please be in touch with email@example.com.
Yes! If you would like to submit another kind of creative work to CARD, we would love to see it! You can submit videos and/or photographs of your performances, demonstrations, or creative pieces to be displayed on the CARD website. For questions about presenting specific projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. We know this has been a difficult time for students, filled with many unexpected changes. If you have not been able to complete your research as originally expected, we invite you to submit work in progress projects to CARD 2020. We want to hear what you’ve been working on, how things have changed for you, and how you hope to complete your research in the future!
Privacy has been a huge concern while transitioning CARD into a virtual format. We are able to remove your work from these websites shortly after May 1st - please let us know if you would like your research removed after the CARD event. Applicants with sensitive research projects should speak with their Faculty advisors and reach out to us with concerns at email@example.com.
We will be hosting two Zoom informational sessions on Friday, April 17, for all accepted student researchers. We will reach out to researchers with information about these meetings. Additionally, the CARD team is available to answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.