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University of the Pacific
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Stockton, California 95211

Minch Awards for Best Posters

The Michael J. Minch Awards for Best Poster at PURCC are awarded in honor of the late Dr. Minch who was a strong supporter of Undergraduate Research

The award criteria are as follows:


  • There is a clear question or purpose
  • Question or purpose is placed in the context of disciplinary knowledge/perspective
  • Appropriate process, method, approach was used Conclusions/results are supported/explained
  • New knowledge/perspective/understanding was generated, with reflection on how it fits into its disciplinary context


  • Poster is readable and appropriately presents the project
  • Student discusses the work with fluency, indicating full involvement in the project


  • Poster has a professional, polished look