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Poster Guidelines

Psychology student Kristy Marr smiles inf ront of her poster "Cyberbullying, Cybervictimization, and Decision Making" at the annual Student Research & Community Engagement Symposium.

Students who wish to participate in the oral (Lightning Talk) competition and/or the poster presentation session must begin by submitting an abstract.

Once your abstract has been approved by your faculty project adviser, you will receive instructions on how to upload your poster. Posters are due by midnight on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation office will print your poster for free if it is received by the deadline. Students who do not meet the deadline are responsible for printing their own poster. Please be sure to proof your poster before submitting it as there will be no reprints.


  • Maximum poster size is 36" tall X 42" wide.
  • Posters should be sent in PPT (PowerPoint) format for printing.
  • Posters are a visual media. People should be able to see information standing at a distance of 3 feet.
  • Font sizes less than 24 can be difficult to read. Sans serif fonts (e.g., Arial or Verdana) are preferable to serif fonts (e.g., Times New Roman or Palatino) for clarity.
  • Posters displaying research results that involved collection of any information from human subjects must have received approval from the IRB (Institutional Research Board) prior to the collection of any data or the poster should not be displayed as this would be considered public dissemination of the results. Please check with your faculty advisor if you have any questions.

You will receive notification when your poster has been printed. The student is responsible for picking up their poster and bringing it to the event. See event schedule for setup times. Push pins and display boards will be provided for you.

Helpful Links for Preparing and Printing Oversized Posters