This guide aims to give you some general guidelines on the design of posters for academic presentations, as well as to help with the specific task of creating a poster for the Barnard Summer Research Institute poster session on July 31st, 2019.
If you don't yet have final results, or even any results, for your summer project, that's no problem! The poster is simply a status report of what you have been doing and should include answers to the
The poster should have:
Other things to keep in mind:
Think about your target audience. Given that the audience for the SRI poster session is a non-expert audience, please avoid subject specific jargon and use plain English. how would you best communicate with them?
It's a good idea to prepare a very brief summary of your research that you can deliver in 30 seconds, and a slightly longer presentation of 4-5 minutes to guide audience members through your the figures on your poster and its main points.