Poster CompetitionWhile the event is hosted by the Graduate Student Association, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the poster competition is open to all research areas. The judging criteria are set up to evaluate a hypothesis and the methods used to research that hypothesis, along with an ability to clearly present those original ideas. The research does not have to be biomedical in nature. Whatever research you have to share is welcome. Not only can this be a wonderful learning experience, but it offers students an opportunity to practice public speaking and a chance to win scholarship money.
If multiple pieces, they should all be mounted on colored poster board or matting materials. Other appropriate formats include the laminated/unlaminated “all in one or one piece” large posters. Push pins will be provided at your assigned bulletin board for hanging. You may want to group logically consistent sections or columns of the poster on backgrounds of the same color.
PLACEMENT AND REMOVAL:
All presenters for March 4, 2013, must have their posters hung by 7:30am that day and taken down following the open presentations later that afternoon. Any poster not hung or removed by this time will be disqualified- no exceptions.
All presenters for March 5, 2013 must have their posters hung by 11:30am that day and taken down following the open presentations later that afternoon. Any poster not hung or removed by this time will be disqualified- no exceptions.
Although some bulletin boards are larger, the maximum bulletin board space allowed for your poster will be 44"Vertical X 44" Horizontal.
Please do not write on or damage the bulletin boards.
Prepare a banner for your poster that contains the following information: Title, authors (This will probably include your advisor), and institution from which you come. There is no need to include the abstract number as it will be on the bulletin board in the upper left-hand corner.
Arrange materials in columns rather than rows. It is easier for viewers to scan a poster by moving systematically along it rather than zig-zagging back and forth in front of it. An abstract and/or introduction should be placed at the upper left, and a conclusion at the lower right, both in large typeset.
One method of displaying your research follows the format of a scientific paper. The body of the poster should include a copy of the abstract, an introduction, a methods (strategy) section, a discussion, and a conclusion. Another method uses no text, aside from the abstract and conclusion. The legends of the figures contain commentary that would normally appear in the body of a manuscript. They should describe the content of
the figure and the conclusions derived from them. Details of methodology should be brief and should be placed at the end of the legend.
Bear in mind that illustrations may be viewed from a distance. The sequence of illustrations should be indicated with numbers or letters at least 1 inch high, preferably in bold print. Each figure (graph, table, diagram, etc.) should have a heading and a summary of the results for that figure.
Your poster should be self-explanatory so that you are free to supplement and discuss particular points raised in inquiry. The poster session offers a more intimate forum for information discussion than the slide presentation, but this becomes difficult if you are obliged to devote most of your time to merely explaining your poster to a succession of visitors. Somewhere in your poster must be a statement about the relevance of your work. How does it fit into the big picture? Limit jargon usage. Judges and viewers are from varied backgrounds and may not be familiar with terms used in your field. Define all abbreviations used in your poster. Your main priority is to get your point across to the viewer and to fulfill the judging criteria. Many posters are on display in the basic science departments at any time. If this is your first time to present a poster, we recommend that you view these examples.
- Undergraduate- All undergraduate participants are in this category
- Basic Sciences Junior - Graduate students years 1-2
- Basic Sciences Senior - Graduate students years 3+
- Clinical Sciences Junior - Medical students years 1-2
- Clinical Sciences Senior - Medical students years 3-4
- Post-Doctoral Fellows - All post doctoral participants are in this category (there will only be a 1st and 2nd place award in this category)
- Residents & Clinical Fellows - All Medical Residents and Clinical Fellows
- Best Practices - All students from the Schools of Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, and Pharmacy
- Appreciation of a Profession
- Inter-professional Teamwork
For each Category listed above, 3 awards will be presented:
- 1st place = $TBA
- 2nd place = $TBA
- 3rd place = $TBA
Total time for presentation will be 10 minutes. 5 additional minutes of questions from the judges will follow each presentation. Presentation Schedules Check back for your assigned presentation time. If you are unable to make your designated time slot you will have till TBD Date to contact SRW poster organizer: Name here to make a time change. After this DATE, no changes will be made. If you are not in front of your poster at the beginning of your designated time you will forfeit your opportunity to present your poster.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the size of t-shirt you would like. Sizes are in men's and women's from small to 3X.
The judges will use criteria when reviewing posters:
Abstract submissions page is now closed.
By submitting you agree to the aforementioned criteria.
Rules subject to change. Please check back for updates.
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