Student Research Fair
The Student Research Fair has always been the most well-attended session at the conference! The fair consists of two poster sessions, one each day of the conference. The following guidelines are provided to assist in your poster preparations. We ask that all poster presenters follow these guidelines.
GUIDELINES FOR POSTERS
Setup: Go to the Simplot Ballroom in the Student Union Building and volunteers will be there to assist you.
Eligibility: Each student may participate in only one poster. If you work on multiple projects that will be presented, you will have to choose one main poster for which you will be specified as a presenter.
Poster Specifications: A poster board with dimensions 48″ wide and 36″ high will be provided.
What to Bring: For a quick set up, bring your 48″ by 36″ poster. Binder clips will be provided.
Poster Presentation: Presenters are expected to be present at their posters during their assigned session. During the conference each poster presenter will receive their poster ID. The poster ID consists of a letter and a number. The letter indicates the poster session and the number indicates the number of the display board assigned to the poster.
Composition: Poster presentations should be visually appealing. Your poster should be:
- Readable from at least five feet away and the smallest type should be approximately 24 pt with headings in 48 pt or larger. Do not post pages of a written paper. Don’t forget to include a title as well as the names and affiliations of authors. Also, your poster should contain a relevant funding and acknowledgement section. Please check with your faculty mentor for details on how to acknowledge specific funding agencies and grants.
- Understandable, focusing on the “big picture” points and with a minimum of acronyms, and abbreviations that make it difficult to comprehend.
- Logically organized into sections with text and graphics that flow from one part to the next. One way to maintain organization is through the use of color, thus using the same color backing behind items in each section.
- To the point with elements that highlight your work. It is better to emphasize the most important components of your work in a clear and visually appealing way than to make a cluttered presentation. Those who would like to learn more about your work can learn more from you directly or from your handouts.
- Colorful with well-chosen graphics and color to emphasize key points.
Creating and Presenting a Poster: For information on how to prepare a great poster and give a successful presentation check out the following links: