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Sammy T. Mensah (BlackInChem)
Ayanna Jones (BlackInChem)
Paige Greenwood (BlackInNeuro)
Tyrone Grandison, PhD (BlackInComputing, BlackInEngineering)
Julia Morris, PhD (BlackInCancer)
Demetri Morgan, PhD (BlackInSTEMEd, BlackInEducation)
Rackeb Tesfaye (BlackInNeuro)
Quincy K Brown, PhD (BlackInComputing)
Carlotta Berry, PhD (BlackInEngineering, BlackInRobotics)

Poster Session Details

Members of the BlackinX network are invited to join an Interdisciplinary Twitter poster session on Wednesday June 30, 2021 using the hashtag #BlackInXPoster.


To be eligible for a cash prize, participants must:


  1. Submit an abstract by Friday, June 25, 2021.

  2. Tweet their poster on Wednesday June 30, 2021 between 6am - 11:59 PM EST

  3. Judges will review and comment on posters until the end of the conference

Event Guidelines

  • Tag @blackinxnetwork, use the hashtag #BlackinXconference, plus the hashtag of your choice of BlackinX groups (#BlackinChem, #BlackinSwimming, etc)

  • Only tweet your poster once and from one Twitter account.

  • Set Twitter profile to public for the duration of the poster session event

  • Pin your poster tweet so your poster is easy to find

  • After tweeting your official poster, comment on the poster thread and introduce yourself! Feel free to add supporting poster information to the thread as well

  • Judging will be conducted through the comment thread on your poster by our event judges.

  • Please block and report spurious comments on your poster

Poster guidelines

  1. Your poster must be uploaded as an image.

  2. Please be mindful of appropriate permissions while presenting copyright images.

  3. Please be mindful of prospective journal and advisor policies before presenting unpublished data. Responsibility for the data rests on the presenter.

Judging criteria

Please keep in mind that this is an interdisciplinary poster session.


The judges and others viewing your poster may not have the same academic background as you.

Your entry will be evaluated based on:

  1. Research Originality

  2. Potential Impact

  3. Comprehensiveness

  4. Informative

  5. Self-Explanatory/Clarity

  6. Poster Design


  • Who can participate in the BlackinX conference Twitter poster competition?
    Anyone who is part of the BlackinX network can participate in the Twitter poster competition. Only accepted abstracts will be eligible for prizes.
  • When will the posters be judged?
    Judges will review and comment on posters beginning Weds June 30, 2021 at 6:00 am until Fri July 2. Please ensure that your poster is available for the entirety of the poster session. Do not delete and repost your posters during this time period.
  • Will we be giving oral poster “presentations,” or will our poster only be judged virtually?"
    Interactions and conversations will take place via comments, likes and retweets on Twitter. There will be no traditional oral component to the poster presentation.
  • What is the abstract submission and registration deadline?
    Submit an abstract by Friday, June 18, 2021. The registration deadline is June 28, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.


UCLA College of Physical Science

UCLA College of Physical Science


Whova Platform, Speakers

Code for Science & Society

Code for Science & Society


Conference possible through a grant from Code for Science & Society

Ginkgo Bioworks

Ginkgo Bioworks


Accessibility Services Sponsored by Gingko Bioworks

The NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology

The NSF Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology



Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Networking Session Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

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