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Why should present your project at BOOM?

Projects are the heart of BOOM.

Are you working on a digital technology project this semester that you would like to showcase? Student projects will be featured across many disciplines, including games, robotics, autonomous vehicles, data science, mobile phone apps, and more! 

Presenting your project at BOOM is a great opportunity to show off your hard work to many other students, faculty and young STEM students. Each student participant will also be given a swag bag and an invitation to a networking reception following BOOM.  In addition, each student participant will be included in a resume book given to sponsors. Finally, there will be a number of Awards given to selected teams.

Eligibility and Requirements

All Cornell students are invited to present their projects in cutting-edge digital technology; projects may be the result of a class, an independent study, or an ongoing project.  You are required to provide two resources for each project: presenters and a poster.  Devices and demos are optional, but if your project includes elements that people can interact with, all the better!

Teams will be limited to a maximum of 5 registered presenters who will be eligible for swag, awards, networking opportunities, and the resume book.

The number of approved projects may be capped depending on available space and other considerations.  Be sure to submit your project on time.


Before Boom

  • Submit your project in Spring 2020
  • Projects approved a few weeks before BOOM
  • Resumes submitted a few weeks before BOOM

Day of Boom

  • 2pm: Arrive and set up
  • 3pm: Early judging begins
  • 4pm: Boom begins
  • 5:45pm: Awards presented
  • 6-7pm: Presenters and Sponsors attend BOOM reception

Submit Your Project

Keep an eye on this space to submit your project in Spring 2020.

Approval Process

When you submit your team's project, you and your listed team members will receive a confirmation email from the submission system.  Once projects are collected, they will be reviewed by BOOM staff and the project submitter will receive a follow up email with more information about your project's status.  Once your project is approved your listed team members will sent a link to submit your resume to be shared with sponsors.

Space and Materials

Projects typically receive between 8 and 12 square feet of table space based on their project type.  You will also be provided with access to a power outlet, typically via a provided power strip.  You will not be permitted to use additional extension cords or "daisy chain" power strips. You will be provided a surface (wall or easel and foam bord) on which to afix your poster


We recommend that your poster is readable from about 5 feet away, typically between 22″x 28″ and 24"x 36".  Cover the key points of your work. Detailed information should be included in your web page, handouts, and/or short oral presentation.  Printing services are available at:

  • Mann Library
  • Word Pro
  • Gnomon Copy

Student Ambassadors

If you will not be an active presenter at BOOM, consider being a Student Ambassador.  Student Ambassadors assist BOOM sponsors in their needs, during setup and during BOOM, typically from 2 – 6pm.  For more information, contact boom(at) starting Spring Semester.

Projects Archive

Check out previous BOOM Projects