SP@RC - Scholarly Productions at the Research Commons

The mission of the Scholarly Productions @ the Research Commons Lab is to provide point of need assistance for scholars in disseminating their research, regardless of format.  Our goal is to create self-sufficient scholars who are able to apply best practices in design and research presentation to their work.

For general help with a research poster or project, schedule an appointment with a staff member below. For help with a specific software, please email us at sparc@gmu.edu so we can schedule you accordingly.

SP@RC offers free research poster printing through a partnership with OSCAR, the printer has occasional technical difficulties that could result in a delay, please schedule your appointment with ample time ahead of your conference or class.

**The SP@RC lab is currently closed to the public. Please email sparc@gmu.edu for virtual assistance or to schedule an appointment to print a poster. Poster printing is available by appointment only, please email at least 2 business days ahead of your preferred appointment time.**

2100 Fenwick Library

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Noon - 4 p.m. 





Meet with SP@RC Staff

The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. 

You only need to bring your flash drive with you and push a single button.

Rooms (3111, 3102)

The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research
246 Johnson Center

Get started with a poster template from OSCAR.

Poster Templates

The Writing Center at Fenwick
2100 and 2302 Fenwick Library

Consult with Writing Center staff.

Writing Center Appointment




How to...

  • Design a research poster



SP@RC houses six Mac desktop computers equipped with the following Adobe software, available to the Mason community. Drop by during our open hours to use a computer, or email us at sparc@gmu.edu to reserve some time. 

  • Adobe Acrobat DC                                     
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2018
  • Adobe Animate CC 2018
  • Adobe Audition CC 2018
  • Adobe Bridge CC 2018
  • Adobe Character Animator CC 2018
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018
  • Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit CC
  • Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Adobe Flash Builder 4.7
  • Adobe Fuse CC
  • Adobe Gaming SDK 1.4
  • Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 
  • Adobe InCopy CC 2018
  • Adobe InDesign CC 2018
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic CC
  • Adobe Media Encoder CC 2018
  • Adobe Muse CC 2018
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2018
  • Adobe Prelude CC 2018
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018
  • Adobe Scout CC
  • Adobe SpeedGrade CC