Mountain Lion Research Day Poster Presentation GuideSubmitted by Jim on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 11:48am
Mountain Lion Research Day
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado ~ April 13, 2012
Sponsored by The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and
the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC)
Poster Presentation Guide
Mountain Lion Research Day will begin at 8:30 A.M. and will conclude with a luncheon on Friday, April 13, 2012. Entries for poster presentations are welcomed from all academic disciplines. Check-in and set-up will begin at 7:00 A.M. The public will be allowed to view the posters and discuss the research with the investigator beginning at 8:30 A.M. Investigators or a knowledgeable representative should be available at their poster from 8:30-11:30 A.M.
Mountain Lion Research Day will take place in the Gallogly Events Center on the UCCS campus
Deadline to register is Friday, February 17, 2012. Deadline for Power Point slides (for posters) is Friday, March 16, 2012. To register, submit the Mountain Lion Research Day Registration Form via email attachment. The first 50 researchers to register will be eligible to receive free poster printing at MIND Studios in the Science and Engineering Building.
Student entries are required to have a faculty sponsor; student entries without appropriate faculty sponsors will not be allowed to participate. Faculty members will be asked to confirm their sponsorship of a project.
Poster Presentations: A poster is a hybrid of a scholarly paper and a presentation. Like a paper, it is built around an argument; like a presentation, it is a visual experience. The key to building a poster is to present a good argument in primarily visual terms. Posters typically include a brief abstract, a short introduction, aim(s) of the study, results and discussion; lettering should be large and legible.
A poster is created from one large (36”H x 48”W) Power Point slide. You can use background color and shape and text colors as desired.
All the posters should be emailed to Bev Wasinger (email@example.com), or if the size is too large, delivered on a CD to the EPIIC office in MH 302.
The poster needs to be an electronic Power Point document containing one slide. Make the paper size 36”H x 48”W.
Posters may not exceed 36” H x 48” W and will be attached to one side of a portable reversible board provided by the Office of Research (two researchers will be assigned to one board-one on each side). These will be available in the Gallogly Events Center beginning at 7:00 A.M. on April 13, 2012.
Links for general information concerning poster construction
"Advice on designing scientific posters," Colin Purrington, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College, PA
American Physiology Society, "Writing and Presenting a Scientific Poster"
American Society of Plant Biologists, "How to Make a Great Poster," Dina F. Mandoli, University of Washington
"Presenting Poster Sessions," Colorado State University
Guidelines for Poster Presentation
Each poster board size is 36” H x 48” W
Posters should be mounted by push pins only.
Posters should be mounted by April 13 at 8:00 A.M. as public viewing begins at 8:30 A.M.
Presenters should make every effort to have someone at their poster to answer questions between 8:30-11:30 A.M.
Beth Kumar of the Kraemer Family Library will be sending out an invitation to poster presenters to offer her assistance at a poster presentation workshop (date TBD).