SP@RC - Scholarly Productions at the Research Commons

As of August 11, 2021, George Mason University will require all individuals on our campus to wear masks indoors, including classrooms and laboratories, regardless of vaccination status. For more information, please see Mason’s updated mask policy.

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.

Services are provided through a combination of full-time staff, GPAs, student assistants, and partners in other campus units. Our staff assists scholars in creating presentations, research posters, and other final projects with a focus on design and layout considerations.


 Please use this form and upload your poster for printing.
We offer 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.

2100 Fenwick Library

Contact us: 703-993-1613

Noon - 4 p.m.
Noon - 4 p.m.
Noon - 4 p.m.
Noon - 4 p.m.
Noon - 4 p.m




 Coming Soon!

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

Learn more here!

Reserve a studio space  (3111, 3102)

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

Get started with a poster template from OSCAR.

Poster Templates

The Writing Center 

Consult with Writing Center staff.

Writing Center Appointment




Document DesignPoster DesignCitation SoftwarePresentationsAuthor Rights

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