Poster Presentation Guidelines

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • All students will give poster presentations.
  • Posters must be a maximum of 4' x 6'. (i.e. Height=4', Width=6')
  • Only materials that can be mounted on the provided cork board with pushpins are allowed for poster presentations.
  • The UGSA and Graduate School do not have funds available to cover poster printing costs. Both the production of the poster and associated costs are the responsibility of the presenters.
  • Helpful Tips on Making Posters

  • Don’t wait until the last minute. Creating and printing an effective poster presentation takes time.
  • Your audience will be from diverse academic backgrounds and may not understand the intricacies of your specific field, so be prepared to present your poster to a general audience.
  • Make sure to have your major advisor proofread the poster before printing.
  • Printing locations: Although you may use any number of outside vendors to print your poster, the University Copy Center is another alternative. However, prior to printing your poster, please check with your department or college for suggestions on where it may be printed, because many departments and colleges can direct you to convenient and sometimes low-cost printing facilities.
  • Never made a Research Poster for a meeting before? Get helpful design tips here: http://www.ncsu.edu/project/posters/.
  • Please click on links to symposium winners for recent examples of top posters.
  • Graduate Student Research Symposium Homepage