Poster Session

The Summer Program culminates with a poster session in which summer students present their research.  The 2020 poster session will take place Thursday, July 30 in the Lobby of Exley Science Center. See below for directions on postermaking and here for scenes from previous poster sessions. After the poster session, posters are displayed in the hallways outside the introductory biology laboratories.



Friday, July 24, 2020: Final poster title and abstract due. (See form on Moodle.)

Thursday, July 30, 2020: POSTER SESSION DAY, Exley Science Center Lobby

10:30 a.m. Set up (juice and water provided, also tacks, clips, boards, easels, and abstract books)
10:45-11:45 Fellows view each others' posters.
11:45-12:00 Closing meeting with pizza lunch (150 Exley)
12:00-1:00 Public Lecture: TBA
1:00-3:00  Poster Session open to All (students, post-docs, faculty, staff, interested pre-frosh, invited guests;  you may invite friends and family.)

~Refreshments provided

3:00 p.m. Presenters move posters to bulletin boards in basement corridor.



Good advice on making posters is available in Pechenik's book and at
Focus on how you can best present your project visually to a broad audience. Definitely ask for feedback from your PI and labmates as you go along.


You will be thumbtacking or clipping your poster to a foam board on an easel.  The board measures 32" x 40"and can be used horizontally or vertically, but DO NOT glue anything directly to the board, so it can be re-used. Especially for first-timers, making separate panels gives you more versatility.
Starting July 20, colored poster board will be available in room 242 HA (MB&B office).
If you are planning to print on the poster printer, you must schedule in advance to use (and pay for) the printer.  he UG Research in the Sciences Program does not pay for this.


Easels, foam boards, push pins, and clips will be in the lobby upon your arrival for setup Thursday, July 30 at 10:30. There will be an index listing the names, titles, abstracts and poster # of each participant. Check to see which board # to use. It is often easiest to put the board on the ground to pin up your panels. View abstracts book available as a pdf document on the Moodle.


At the end of the session, please take your poster downstairs, remove it from the white foam board, and re-mount it in the basement corridor (outside introductory biology laboratories). All boards and easels must be returned to the Science Center lobby at the end of the session.   


Occasionally, students who have worked together on a project, with the approval of their PI choose to make a joint poster instead of two related posters.  If you are planning that, please let us know on your abstract form so we can give the pair a single number, but double-sized board. Similarly, if you have separate but related posters, let us know to make sure you get adjacent numbers.  If you have special needs for your poster, such as access to a power supply for a computer display, please let us know by Friday, July 24, so we can make arrangements.

M. Snow and I. Mukerji