Poster Instructions

Poster Instructions for Science and Math Expo 2010

Please read these instructions carefully and follow these specifications for your poster presentation:

  • Please limit the size of your poster to 3’x 4’.
  • Be sure to include the abstract title, author names, and the institution where the work was completed, in large letters centered at the top of the poster.  Place your address, phone number and fax number in the upper right-hand corner.
  • We suggest that you place a reproduction of the abstract in the upper left side of the poster, and use the headings “Introduction”, “Methods”, “Results” and “Conclusions” to identify your poster layout.
  • Hand-carry your poster to the meeting, using tubular packaging or a portfolio case.   Do not mail your poster to the conference headquarters or to the meeting site.
  • Be sure to bring pushpins, thumbtacks or velcro to mount your poster.  They will not be provided to you at the Expo.
  • As the presenter, you must be at the assigned space during the designated time to discuss the work presented.

Tips for Poster Presentation:

  • Poster should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation.  Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item in your poster is necessary.
  • Utilize handouts to supplement your poster.
  • Draw a rough sketch of your poster first.
  • You may find it helpful to use graph paper and small pieces of paper to better visualize where the components of your poster will go.
  • Materials must be easily read at a distance of 4 feet.  Ordinary type or carelessly prepared handwritten copy is unacceptable.
  • Place related material (e.g. photo with accompanying text) close together, than highlight it by framing it with blank space.
  • Space your information proportionally; divide your poster either horizontally or vertically into three or four sections, and place your materials within those spaces.
  • When choosing a background, remember that neutral or gray colors will be easier on the eyes than a bright color.  In addition, color photos look best when mounted on gray.
  • Consult with your faculty advisor for final approval.

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