Posters allow a maximal number of researchers to present their work and get feedback. They are most often used to present work in progress or recently completed research.
Role of the poster presenter
- Provide a “guided tour” through the poster.
- Answer questions about the research.
Plotter printing (most posters are now made this way)
- Design and print a large-scale poster (required dimensions: 36” high, 48” wide)
- Software options: PowerPoint (easiest method), Adobe Illustrator, others
Matte board (traditional way of making a poster)
- Print out segments on a regular printer and cut/paste them onto matte board.
- You can use any software program (MS Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
Posters should include
- Title: project title
- Authors: your name, faculty advisor’s name, names of collaborators, and department
- Purpose (or Objectives or Introduction)
- Results or Findings
- Acknowledgments: include any sources of funding your received