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Preparing for the Student Scholar Symposium

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

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. Review this summary to get started!

Putting Together a Research Poster

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

Research Poster Template: Blue Horizontal

Research Poster Template: Blue Vertical

Research Poster Template: Green Horizontal

Research Poster Template: Green Vertical


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

  • 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 Horizontal 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 

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. 

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.