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  • If it’s too wordy or difficult to read people will walk by and not bother to stop.
  • Main difference is that PPT has a size limit. For these student conferences, this is not an issue.
  • assuming s/he contributed sufficiently to the research or provided financial or other support.
  • Present the ppt on a big screen to get a feel for the font size before you print it.
    Flow - vertical or left to right. You don’t want to mix the flow.
    There isn’t really a “right or wrong” but there best practices and recognized good design.
  • Present the ppt on a big screen to get a feel for the font size before you print it.
    Flow - vertical or left to right. You don’t want to mix the flow.
    There isn’t really a “right or wrong” but there best practices and recognized good design.
  • Present the ppt on a big screen to get a feel for the font size before you print it.
    Flow - vertical or left to right. You don’t want to mix the flow.
    There isn’t really a “right or wrong” but there best practices and recognized good design.
  • http://www.speedprodenver.com/ - $3.25 sq. ft.
    http://www.theupsstore.com/products-services/print/Pages/banners-posters.aspx
    http://www.fedex.com/us/office/sign-banner-printing.html?lid=fo_signs-banners
  • Metro: Posters are limited to a maximum of 3' x 4'. Poster board and easels will be provided at the conference. You can attach your poster with the available thumbtacks.
    UCD: Please specify on your application whether you want an easel, table or wall space. Typically posters are approximately 3' X 4'. If you have a larger display, please specify your needs on your application or email [email_address] to make sure we have an appropriate space reserved for your display.
    34 x 44 is recommended. - free printing – large format printer uses 34” roll paper.
    BSS lab (NC2028).  Our lab opening hours are 9 to 7 Mon ~ Thurs, 9 to 5 Fri, 12 to 5 Sat~Sun.  Our lab monitor will help them print the works. 
  • Promotable you conference msu denver 2012

    1. 1. Creating a Professional Research Poster a workshop for students Lorrie Evans Social Science Research and Instruction Librarian Auraria Library Research and Creative Activities Symposium University of Colorado Denver Undergraduate Research Conference: a symposium of scholarly works and creative projects Metropolitan State University of Denver
    2. 2. What your poster should do: • Communicate • Promote • Inform • Engage Your poster should make people stop, read, think and talk to you!
    3. 3. Software: two of the most common options PowerPoint Publisher More functionality than PPT (for posters) but there might be a slight learning curve if you have never used it. Under the Design tab, click “Page Setup”. Set your single slide to the size of your poster.
    4. 4. Required elements Title & authors Introduction & Hypothesis • Objectives Results • What did you learn? Conclusions Acknowledgments are optional
    5. 5. Title and Authors • Title: Should be the same as that stated on the abstract you submitted • Authors: all individuals contributing to the work and their institutional affiliations. – The student presenting the poster is listed first and the faculty member directing the research is listed last. – If you have any question about whom to list in the title, discuss this with your faculty sponsor.
    6. 6. Introduction/Hypothesis:Introduction/Hypothesis: • Provide background on the research area, including brief mention (citation) of related work by others. State your hypothesis. • If this research is not hypothesis driven, then state why you are doing your research, i.e., what do you hope to learn.
    7. 7. Materials and Methods: describe the methodology, materials and procedure – The reader should be able to understand what you did by looking at this section. – How did you do your project? What did you use to create your project or perform your experiment? What steps did you follow? – A single figure showing the study or experimental design can be helpful. – You can also include this information in figure captions or results. Again, ask your faculty mentor how he/she likes to see this done.
    8. 8. Results • Major section of the poster! Include figures and/or tables, as appropriate for the data. • Graphs: clearly labeled axes, all variables shown must be identified, either as a key on the figure or in the legend. • Photographs: annotate to identify important elements. • Both tables and figures need to have detailed legends that should contain highly abbreviated experimental details. • The results are also often summarized in text form at the end of this section.
    9. 9. Conclusions/Discussion • Succinctly list the conclusions drawn from the results. – What key things were learned? Why are the results important? • Future directions: – What should follow from your work? Suggest ways to expand on the current research.
    10. 10. AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements • List funding sources, internal or external. • Acknowledge technical or other types of non- financial support by individuals who are not listed in the title.
    11. 11. Clarity and Readability • Font large enough to see from 4 – 6 feet away • Keep text to a minimum • Label all graphs and charts completely • Use a clean design and a logical flow of information. • Color: two or three different colors. Use to draw attention, should not clash.
    12. 12. Tips on design • Consistency: font type, font size, text boxes, color • Flow: What should the reader see first? • Learn by looking at posters Examples of good posters and bad are all over the Web Poster design (Colin Purrington) great examples – good and bad - with criticism. Funny too. http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign Pimp my poster: Flicker group where you can view other posters and comments from peer reviewers. Post your own draft poster for feedback.
    13. 13. Then ask a friend… To read your poster and be critical
    14. 14. Present your work • Anticipate questions about your methods and conclusions. • Discuss your research with confidence and accuracy. • Be enthusiastic. Over prepare! Oral presentations: 10 minute limit Posters: prepare a 2 – 3 minute summary
    15. 15. Download the template below from: http://www.slideshare.net/LorrieEvans/ucd-presentation-template
    16. 16. Printing options Save your presentation as a PDF before sending it to a printer! Departmental printing: not all, but some departments might have printers available that can produce posters. Ask! Commercial print shops: Quotes for 3’ X 4’ posters: 36” x 48” •Ricoh - (Tivoli) $72 on matte paper. 24 hour notice. •Speedpro – $51.00/poster paper or $68.00 laminated paper. Various Denver area locations. 48 hours notice. •AlphaGraphics – print ready PDF: $49.00 without laminate, $99 laminated. Design work is $30/hour if requested. •FedEx – printing/mounting services - they are running a sale, $65.00, normally $120.00. But the sale just goes until 4/1/14.
    17. 17. Information Metropolitan State University of Denver Undergraduate Research Conference: A symposium of scholarly works and creative projects Date: April 25th , 2014 Location: Student Success Building, Auraria Campus University of Colorado Denver Research and Creative Activities Symposium Date: April 25th , 2014 Location: Anschutz Medical Campus, RC2 Trivisible Room.

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