This site is developed to help students who are creating research posters for presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. At this site you will find information about:
Research poster sessions, historically have been widely used by the scientific community in presenting original research. However there has been an increase in the use of poster sessions for undergraduate research in the social sciences and humanities.
Poster printing is now available in Olin Library! More information
When developing an outline of a research poster, you want to consider including some of the following sections:
Content should be:
The "Rule of Thirds" is a design tool used by photographers and graphic artists. The rule states that visual images (the poster) can be divided into nine equal segments (three sections high and three sestions wide. The audience's eye should travel from the top to the bottom in a Z pattern. The most important parts of the poster should be located on this "Z" shape.
Layout and design should consider:
Graphics should be:
Sample layouts - at a glance
Dazzle 'Em with Style: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation, Robert R. H. Anholt, 2006 (Available through MOBIUS)