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									                                                       Poster title goes here, containing strictly
                                                        only the essential number of words...

                                    Author’s Name/s Goes Here, Author’s Name/s Goes Here, Author’s Name/s Goes Here
                                          Biology Department, Western Washington University                                                                                 516 High St., Bellingham, WA 98225

Abstract                                                      Materials & Methods                                                                     Results                                                                                 Discussion
First…general information on formatting:                      Tips for making a successful poster…                                                    Importing / inserting files…                                                            The Student Technology Center (HH 121) is available to
The poster must be readable from a distance of 2               Re-write your paper into poster format ie.                                            Images such as photographs, graphs, diagrams, logos,                                    help with formatting and printing your poster on the
meters. The title is capitalized with lettering at least 72     simplify everything, avoid data overkill.                                             etc, can be added to the poster.                                                        large format printer. Make a printing appointment at
point (2 cm high); authors’ names in upper and lower                                                                                                                                                                                          least 5 days in advance, or earlier during busy times of
                                                               Headings of more than 6 words should be in upper                                      To insert scanned images into your poster, go through                                   the quarter. Call to make appointments for assistance in
case lettering at least 42 point (11 mm high). Text             and lower case, not all capitals.                                                     the menus as follows: Insert / Picture / From File… then
lettering is at least 18 point (5 mm), with a line spacing                                                                                                                                                                                    poster design and/or poster printing (650-4300).
                                                               Never do whole sentences in capitals or underline to                                  find the file on your computer, select it, and press OK.
of at least 1 mm. (The lettering on this template is                                                                                                                                                                                          Once you have completed your poster in this template,
larger than the minimum requirements.)                          stress your point, use bold characters instead.                                       The best type of image files to insert are JPEG or TIFF,                                bring it to STC at your scheduled appointment time for
                                                               When laying out your poster leave breathing space                                     JPEG (file extension .jpg) is the preferred format.                                     printing.
Information should be well organized and presented
                                                                around your text. Don’t overcrowd your poster.                                        Be aware of the image size you are importing. The                                       Note: Do not leave your poster until the last minute.
concisely. A poster should include the following
                                                               Try using photographs or color graphs with white plot                                 average color photo (13 x 18cm at 180dpi) would be                                      Make your appointment in advance by calling the STC.
headings, in separate sections, arranged in sequence
                                                                area. Avoid long numerical tables.                                                    about 3Mb (1Mb for B/W greyscale). Reduce the size                                      Allow at least 5 working days before you need to use it.
on the poster:
                                                                                                                                                      before importing. Call the STC if unsure.
Abstract, Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results,          Spell check and get someone else to proof-read.
Discussion, and Conclusions.                                                                                                                          Avoid the use of images from the web. If you do, be                                     This section is generally relatively large. Interpret your
                                                                                                                                                      sure to provide the appropriate citation.                                               results and discuss their significance. Relate your
Keep written text to a minimum (this is a visual                                                                    Captions to be set in Times or                                                                                            results to previous studies on the topic.* Discuss the
presentation). “Bullets” and short phrases are usually                                                              Times New Roman or
                                                                                                                    equivalent, italic, between 18                                                                                            study limitations (without being too apologetic). Include
effective for the Methods and Results sections. 3 to 5                                                              and 24 points.
                                                                                                                                                      Notes about graphs…                                                                     recommendations for further research or improvements
colorful large graphs, flow charts, diagrams, and/or                                                                Left aligned if it refers to a
                                                                                                                                                      For simple graphs use MS Excel, or do the graph                                         on methods.
                                                                                                                    figure on its left. Caption
photographs are suggested. Captions and legends                                                                     starts right at the top edge of   directly in PowerPoint.
should be brief and to the point.                                                                                   the picture (graph or photo).
                                                                                                                                                      Graphs done in a scientific graphing programs (eg.                                      Conclude this section with a carefully chosen set of
                                                                                                                                                      Sigma Plot, Prism, SPSS, Statistica) should be saved                                    bulleted items.
Summarize purpose, hypothesis, methods, results, and
                                                                                                                                                      as JPEG or TIFF if possible. For more information
interpretation of results and their significance in the
                                                                                                                                                      contact the STC.
abstract. Report mean values and results of statistical
tests (if applicable). This section should be 1 paragraph
                                                                Captions to be set in Times or                                                                                                              Captions to be set in Times or
of roughly 100-200 words.                                                 Times New Roman or                                                                                                                Times New Roman or                *Include references as you discuss how your results
Important: Write this section last. DO NOT present              equivalent, italic, between 18                                                                                                              equivalent, italic, between 18    relate to work of others.
                                                                 and 24 points. Right aligned
information in the abstract that isn’t found elsewhere in          if it refers to a figure on its
                                                                                                                                                                                                            and 24 points.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Left aligned if it refers to a
the poster.                                                      right. Caption starts right at                                                                                                             figure on its left. Caption
                                                                    the top edge of the picture                                                                                                             starts right at the top edge of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Simply highlight this text and replace.
Introduction                                                                   (graph or photo).                                                                                                            the picture (graph or photo).


How to use this poster template…
Simply highlight this text and replace it by typing in your
own text, or copy and paste your text from a MS Word
document or a PowerPoint slide presentation.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Acknowledgements
The sub-title text boxes can be moved up or down
depending on how big or small each of your sections
are.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is not a required section. However, if you want to
The body text / font size should be between 18 and 32                                                                                                                                                                                         thank someone who supported your work financially or
points; Arial, Helvetica or equivalent.                                                                                                                                                                                                       otherwise, this is where you would do that. Just
Keep body text left-aligned, do not justify text.                                                                                                                                                                                             highlight this text and replace with your own text if you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              want.
The color of the text, title and poster background can be     Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, 18 to 24          Captions to be set in Times or Times New Roman or equivalent, italic, 18 to 24
changed to the color of your choice.                          points, to the length of the column in case a figure takes more than 2/3 of column      points, to the length of the column in case a figure takes more than 2/3 of column
                                                              width.                                                                                  width.

								
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