Preparing for the Student Scholar Symposium

The following resources provide useful advice in preparing your research for the Student Scholars Symposium.


Student OUR Presentation
Student poster presentation

Poster Presentations

Much like an abstract, your poster is a summary of your research or creative project.  Posters should be visually engaging and academically sound.  Your poster may include charts, tables, figures, footnotes, references and other supporting information

Making a Poster with PowerPoint

The following templates are available for use when designing your poster. This poster follows all UWF branding guidelines and is provided by University Marketing & Communications. 

OUR Poster Template

Poster Presentation Tips and Examples

Poster Design: Tips for Creating a Successful Poster - University of West Florida Library
Sample Posters with Commentary - University of Texas at Austin
Creating Effective Poster Presentations (with samples) - North Carolina State University

Things to Remember!

Logo to be used on posters for OUR-funded projects.
  • The typical poster size is 48-inches wide by 36-inches high.  
  • If your project was funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), you must include the OUR logo‌ on your poster.  
  • Be sure to use high resolution images to avoid problems with printing.
  • Save your project as a PDF for printing on a USB drive
  • Double-check for spelling or other errors 

Printing your Poster

The University Commons Printing Services office can print your poster.  It is recommend printing requests are submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the Student Scholar Symposium to allow for adequate production time. 

Setting Up your Poster

Posters will be displayed on standing panels and OUR will provide the hardware required to hang the posters. Presenters are able to being setting up their displays once registration has started, at 9AM. 


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