Guidelines and Responsibilities for Poster Presentations
Presenters are to:
- Submit a complete application (including the Abstract) by the extended deadline: Saturday, January 31st, 2015
- Prepare the poster and presentation.
- Put up their poster during the set-up period on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 1st, 2015. Posters can also be delivered to the GSG office at the Graduate School no later than Wednesday, April 1st at noon.
- Be in attendance during the judging of your poster group.
- Be with their poster as much as possible outside of the judging period.
- Ensure the “poster” consists of a one panel display measuring no larger than 48” wide by 36” high. Posters consisting of multiple panels or that exceed the maximum dimensions cannot be displayed.
- Bring stick pins, staples, tape, etc. to attach their poster materials to the supporting partitions.
- Posters should be left on site so that they may be displayed during the Friday night Gala.
The faculty sponsors should verify that the proposed project:
- Qualifies as research as defined by the faculty sponsor’s discipline.
- Could be ready for presentation at the GradExpo.
- Has followed the appropriate ethical guidelines.
- Provide guidance to their student(s) about presenting a project.
This would include feedback and recommendations about:
- The written abstract
- The type of presentation
- The accepted format for a poster presentation.
- Has a well written abstract prior to submission as it will appear in the Program Proceedings.
- Aim to impress the viewing audience. Try to capture their attention within 60 seconds.
- Make sure that there is a connection between the title and content
- Posters are a visual medium. Important to the design are the following:
- Overall appearance is important crisp, clean and pleasing to the eye. Don’t feel obligated to use all the space
- Maintain a balance of Text and Graphics
- Text size – font size and style
- White space – avoid clutter
- Organize to flow – easy to follows
- Author Identification
- Include a Research Objective
- Main Points should be on-and to-the point
- Summary useful for a quick glance
- Cite References
- Your poster will consist of a combination of headings, text, illustrations, charts, and diagrams. The amount of each will vary depending on your research topic.
- Outline everything you would like to include on your poster.
- Next create a model on paper with all the different sections included. Be sure to include Headings -Introduction, Methods, Results, Recommendations, and Conclusions.
- The viewers of your poster will be educated, but not necessarily in your field. Avoid the use of jargon or acronyms specific to the research.
We will try to negotiate a discount rate for printing your poster. More information to come.
UPDATED February 1st, 2015