Information for your Poster
As for the poster, it can follow your presentation. Some thoughts:
- Be sure your name is on your poster (my pet peeve) and you have a
- Your poster should have a clear purpose, a purpose that a reader can
- Make sure someone knows what you've done without verbal explanation,
that the poster information is effectively conveyed and specific
points are well explained.
- Organize the flow and graphics so that they are visible to someone
standing a few feet away from you.
(Make sure the font pointsize is big enough.)
- It's hard to see white paper on a white board but a simple solution
is to put colored paper behind the white (with some showing) to
offset the white. It looks nice, makes for a classier poster.
If you need some, I have some in my office.
- Different ways to organize the content include temporal, topical,
problem/solution, or cause-->effect or effect-->cause.
- Remember that we read left-->right and top-->bottom. The flow becomes
more natural, clearer when you've incorporated this orientation.
- Some company materials work.
Suggestions for poster design are given at
(Although these suggestions were published for student researchers,
many of the ideas are also applicable to your internship posters.)
Courtesy of the NASA Space Grant Consortium, are two worksheets:
NASA Space Grant website
to learn more about how to create an effective poster presentation.
I do not think you should spend big bucks on a poster,
but if you insist, you can get your posted printed at the
Office of Research.