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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