A poster is usually a collection of a brief narrative paper supplemented with tables, graphs, pictures, and other media or data. As a presenter, you will stand beside your poster during the poster session and be prepared to give a precise presentation that intellectually communicates your research and helps synthesize your main ideas.
The Giovale Library will cover the cost for posters printed in the new Makerspace/Art Lab on campus. The library will also provide easels and mounting materials for your poster.
There are many websites with specific advice on preparing a poster for presentation at a research fair. Penn State has a helpful site.
Designing and Printing Posters
The Giovale Library will provide free poster printing for those who are interested. They will only print posters that are 36 x 48 inches. You may choose to print your poster yourself, but if you do so, the library will not cover the cost.
Poster Design Tips
You may use any poster template. There are free PowerPoint templates available online and in PowerPoint.
Just make sure to select a template that is the appropriate size. If you would like to design a poster that uses Westminster College branding, you can find information about the college colors, fonts, and logo in the branding guide.
Once your abstract is accepted, you will receive an email about how to submit the poster file for printing. You will have approximately 2 weeks to submit your poster after hearing from us.
Your poster must be the appropriate size (36 x 48 inches) for us to print it. Once we have printed your poster, we will contact you so that you can pick it up before the Undergraduate Conference. The library will not be responsible for transporting posters to and from the conference.