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POSTER GUIDE

Presentations

Students who participate in the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol must present their research in the form of a poster. The poster details below were adapted from the Council on Undergraduate Research. Any number of students can present each poster.

Poster Requirements

Poster presentations are displays on poster boards. They may not include exhibits of 3-D models, devices, or computer programs. Presenters must bring the poster, a stiff board, and an easel the day of the event.

  • Posters should be be prepared in advance and displayed on one side of a the stiff board measuring no more than 46-inches wide and 40-inches high.
  • Posters must be readable from at least three feet away.
  • The presentation title should be two inches high.
  • Beneath the title, the name(s) of the student author(s), faculty advisor and school or institution should be at least one inch high.
  • Posters should be attached to the display board using Velcro, tape, or push pins.
  • Posters can be printed as a single page using programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Alternatively, pages of text, graphs and photographs can be mounted on a colored cardboard backing.
  • A border of approximately one-half inch should be used.
  • Multiple pages may be mounted on a single piece of cardboard.

Identifying Elements

Identify the funding agency with the word "Sponsor:..."The first element in your display below the header should contain the following:
  • Title of your project
  • Project collaborators
  • Abstract

 

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