TIPS on how to make a scientific poster

for Summer Science Scholars and other students 

 

KEY POINTS:

Emphasize graphs, diagrams, and pictures
Minimize the amount of text
Use large font size
Make it easy to follow (where do I start?)
Keep it simple
 
 

LINKS:Here are links to four great sites that expand on the key points above

"The Poster Site" by Ned Carter and Kenneth Nilsson, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
    Emphasizes using LARGER TEXT and more illustrations to make your poster "reader friendly".

"How to Make a Great Poster"
by Dina F. Mandoli, University of Washington
    Just what the title says!

"Advice on designing scientific posters"
by Colin Purrington, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
Comprehensive and entertaining

"Creating Effective Poster Presentations"
by George Hess :: Kathryn Tosney :: Leon Liegel, NC State University
Contains sample posters with suggestions for improvement