All poster printing is now handled by Publications, Print and Mail. Below are some recommendations for designing your research poster.
Publications, Print and Mail have created Bucknell themed poster templates:
These are good sources for images. Be sure to download the highest quality available.
What is a research poster?
Posters are widely used in the academic community; most conferences include poster presentations in their program. Research posters summarize information or research concisely and display it in a visually interesting manner. The poster is usually a mixture of a brief text, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats.
Tip #1: The title of the poster should quickly orient the audience.
Tip #2: The poster should quickly orient the audience to the subject and purpose.
Tip #3: Specific sections should be easy to locate on the poster.
Tip #4: Design the individual sections of a poster so that they can be quickly read.
Tip #5: Be prepared to answer questions about your poster.
This section was adapted from Design of Scientific Posters and "Poster Presentations," Chapter 7 of Karin Knisley's (2009) A Student Handbook for Writing in Biology.
Below are links to samples of research posters.
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