Dearolf and Moran BIOL 220
EXAMPLE OF POSTER DESIGN FOR ANIMAL BEHAVIOR EXPERIMENT - see comments on attached pages
SUGGESTIONS/NOTES FOR POSTER PRESENTATION:
1. You need to pick up a poster board from Dr. Dearolf (They are in the Zoology Lab).
2. Examine posters on display outside the office of Dr. Dearolf on the second floor of DW Reynolds and outside the Undergraduate Research Lab and the Murray Lab on the third floor of DW Reynolds.
3. On the first page is a mock-up of how you might put your poster together.
4. General comments on how to construct the poster:
a.) think about how to arrange the sections of the scientific paper; we strongly suggest keeping them in order as this makes it easier to read/follow.
b.) you may add color to your poster by layering your written sections over pieces of construction paper, etc. -- see mock-up on first page
c.) avoid using color when printing text -- it makes it hard to read; color on figures/graphs, however, is useful and can enhance communication - just do not go overboard!
d.) suggested font sizes (* note: ALL font suggestions were made using Tines New Roman, if you choose a different font you may need to adjust the sizes of the fonts):
TITLE - 72 point
Authors' Names - 28-36 point
Section Headings for Scientific Paper
(e.g. Materials & Methods, etc.) - 28-36 point
Body of text within each section - 22-36 point
Text of figure legends (make this the same size as body text) - 22-36 point
e.) AVOID TABLES. We strongly encourage you to present your data in a graphic form, not in the form of a table.
f.) ALL graphics must have a figure legend and must be referenced in the text.
g.) Do not forget to include the Literature Cited section; remember this is literature that is cited, not just used as a reference. You may have web sources for pictures of organisms, be sure you cite this resource in the Literature Cited section.
5. The poster boards will be used by others; therefore, DO NOT PERMANENTLY ATTACH YOUR MATERIALS TO THE POSTER BOARD!!! We will supply tacks to attach your materials. DO NOT USE TAPE, GLUE, OR STAPLES!!
6. YOU MUST COME TO LAB WITH THE POSTER ASSEMBELED!!
You will not be allowed to participate in the poster session if your poster is not assembled when class begins. No time will be given at the beginning of lab for assembly. You are to come in and set up your poster in your designated area. The poster session will begin promptly at the beginning of lab.
7. GRADING OF POSTER: Your grade on this assignment will be a combination of instructor, colleague, and self-evaluations. Evaluation forms will be provided.