Upon acceptance of abstract, participant will be notified to begin preparation of the poster and will receive an email with detailed instructions for printing. 

  • All posters will be printed and displayed on a 30x40 foam core poster board.
  • Participant must send a 30x40 PowerPoint, JPEG, OR PNG file to
  • Deadline for posters is August 19, 2016

What is a poster session or pictorial showcase presentation? It consists of two components:

  1. A visual display of student or faculty research, industry program development and/or evaluation, or educational innovation, and
  2. Interaction with the audience during an allotted session time.

How to Prepare A Poster

Think of your poster as an illustrated abstract.

  1. Tell readers why your work matters, what you did, what you found, and what you recommend.
  2. Overall appearance - your poster should be neat and uncluttered - use white space to help organize sections - balance the placement of text and figures.
  3. Organization - use headings to help readers find what they are looking for. (objectives, results, conclusions, etc.)
  4. Minimize text and text size - keep text in blocks of no more than 50-75 words.  all text should be large enough to read from 1-2 meters.  Title should be larger to attract attention from far away.
  5. Use color cautiously.
  6. Include full contact information.  You want to be found - the reader should not have to look up anything to find you.

Download one of our poster templates: