This page contains useful resources and information for getting started on creating your research poster. Need some help getting started?Check out the UROP Poster workshop video!
Creating presentation posters can be a big challenge – arranging the layout is often more difficult than creating the content! In this workshop, participants will learn general design considerations for creating an effective presentation poster.
If you are interested in attending a poster workshop, please view our events feed for upcoming workshops.
32" x 40"
We do not allow more than two students to collaborate on one poster. MRADS and UROP students can collaborate on a poster but will have to print them separately.
Students will submit their poster through the submission form below. Poster collection will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 29th and close at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 1st. Poster submissions MUST be submitted in PDF format. Any other format will not be accepted.
*Posters must be submitted with the following title: LastName_PALastName_SympPoster (ex. Schueren_Barron_SympPoster)
**Students who cannot make the deadline are responsible for their own poster printing and payment.**
Great research posters come in variety forms! While there is certain content that must be covered and size limitations to adhere to, you also have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to your poster’s design. There are several examples posted from various research disciplines to give a few ideas to get you started. You may also be asked to submit a rough draft of your poster.
Please note: posters must be reviewed and approved by your research mentor before printing!
Approved Poster Logos
A Word on Poster Logos
- Your research department's logo can be used. Please be sure to ask your research mentor for approval before using any logo or image.
- The University Seal should not be used on any research poster.
- The approved UROP logos can be found below. Outdated logos found through web searches should not be used.
Extra Poster Tips
Limit the amount of text
This may sound counterintuitive but pictures, charts, and graphs are often better at conveying information. Also, think about how long someone is actually going to stand and read your poster. It probably won’t be very long, so make sure that they can go away with an understanding of what your project was about.
Make your title stand out!
This is what will catch people’s attention and make them want to stop and look at your poster. The title should be your largest text. You can also use a different font and colors to make it stand out further.
Keep your font types consistent
While it’s okay to use a few different types to make different sections stand out; try to limit your poster to using no more than three font types.
Giving credit where it’s due
List all authors involved in with your research project, and be sure to include everyone’s correct titles (ex. Dr., Professor, etc.)!!
Put the department your project came out of (ex. Pharmacology, Anthropology, etc.)