Frontiers in Life Sciences
Graduate Research Symposium
|April 28, 2011|
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Quinlan Life Sciences Center Atrium
Presenters: Please set up your poster
Poster Titles and Student Participants
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Students wishing to present posters must submit abstracts which summarize their work. Abstracts must include a title, a listing of the authors and a 300-word or less summary of the research.
Abstracts should be e-mailed to Dr. Howard Laten at: email@example.com by April 15th. Late submissions will be accepted but might not appear on program flyers.
Posters should be no larger than 4' x 4', although we may be able to accommodate some 6' wide x 4' high posters. Students will be asked to mount their posters between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 29. Students will be asked to be present at their poster for at least two hours on Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 noon. Students should remove their posters between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Boards, mounting tacks and tape will be supplied.
Research Poster Guidelines
- The space provided for the display of posters will be 4 ft. by 4 ft. All poster materials must fit in this space.
- It is recommended that the poster be prepared by creating a PowerPoint presentation, printing out the PowerPoint pages, and mounting these pages onto the poster background.
- Poster boards/backgrounds will be provided and set-up by the Biology Department. Thumbtacks will be available for mounting the pages onto the poster background.
- The poster must include the following pieces of information prominently displayed:
- Title of the research project
- Student's name
- Name of the student's research advisor
- Each poster should be organized to include the following sections:
- It is recommended that the text for the introduction, methods and conclusion sections be presented as bullet points to make it easier for those reading the poster.
- All text should be presented in a font of at least 22 points so that it can be read from adistance of a few feet.
- The results section may include some or all of the following: bulleted text, tables, figures, images, photographs and illustrations.
- Posters should stimulate discussion. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics and make sure every item on your poster is necessary.