Resources for Creating a Successful Poster
Most students have their posters printed at Metcalf Copy Center. Unfortunately, the Dean of the College office is not able to fund poster printing. If you cannot finance the printing of your poster from your summer research stipend or salary, we recommend discussing options with your faculty advisor/collaborator and or department administrator.
Below are a few other potential resources:
- Professor Karen Haberstroh will lead a workshop on creating science posters on Thu. July 5, 4:00 PM. See our UTRA events page for additional information.
- Avoid jargon. Use language that is as clear as possible so you can reach a rbaod audience.
- Use visuals. Provide images and figures that will draw your audience in.
- Use large font and colors that are easy to read. Your audience should be able to read your content wile standing at a comfortable distance away from the poster. This also means you'll have to limit the amount of text on your poster. Which leads us to...
- Short text pieces are easier to understand than long stretches of text. Remember that your poster should not stand in for you! It should highlight key concepts, questions, and findings. You should still be counted on to expand upon your research.
Some helpful sites
- Creating Posters in the Humanities - Texas Tech University
- Sample Social Science Poster
- General Poster Presentation Information - University of North Carolina
- Steps for Composing an Effective Poster - Stanford University
- Scientific Poster Design: How to Keep Your Poster from Resembling an Abstract Painting - Cornell University
- Designing Effective Posters - State University of New York at Buffalo
- Writing Strategies for Poster Sessions - Colorado State University
- Poster Tips