Congratulations on getting this far.

It is now time to format and submit your research abstracT
and begin to format your research poster.

Here are a few guidelines as you work on this part of your research project. I want to remind you of a number of key dates and procedures in order to allow you to confidently identify and recommend students whose work would make a valuable contribution to our Celebration of Research.

Each registered student must upload their abstract for the project (or, if you are working on a joint project, make sure that one of you has uploaded the abstract). 

To upload your abstract go HERE.

You can find samples of abstracts (from last year’s Celebration of Research) HERE.


First Things First:

  • Meet with your faculty mentor/advisor and go over your Research Project and this checklist.
  • Review the following slide-Deck by a good friend and former colleague of mine. Dr. Jonathan Hagood: "Make Great Posters"


  • What tactile/kinesthetic components (handout, artifacts, etc.) will accompany your poster?
  • How will your poster be multi-dimensional?
  • What multimedia components (including images and graphics) will your poster presentation include?
  • Which template should you use for your poster: see the list of options at multimedia components (including images and graphics) will your poster presentation include?
    Check out this page to review and download a template for your poster.


Note: Saturated color can be used in small sections, but avoid using it as a background or in large sections. 


  • Does the poster need a separate methodology section?
  • What evidence, results, case studies, etc. from your Research Project will you include in the poster?

Edit the content of your poster


  • Title Block (Name, Title, Date, etc.)
  • Abstract


  • Images and Graphics


  • Evidence, Results, Case Studies, etc. from Research Project
  • Conclusion(s)
  • References

View and Proof the Poster

  • Project it on a large screen in a classroom or print it scaled down to 8-1/2" x 11" (In PowerPoints Print menu, click Full Page Slides, and then check Scale to Fit Paper).
  • Spell-check the poster, and check that you have the correct spelling of your professor's name :-).
  • ­Get peer/faculty feedback (on multiple occasions) on your poster presentation before the poster session.


Upload your poster online for printing by Monday, March 28, 2018 a Upload Link

Note, if you don't submit your poster on time, you will need to send your poster to be printed on your own and absorb the costs of printing and shipping.


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