There is a big difference between the research posters we make in graduate school compared with our seventh grade science projects. Some of us, myself included, managed to dodge poster projects all through undergrad. This is fine, until one day as graduate students we find ourselves staring blankly at the submission form for a poster session at a conference that’s due in 24 hours.
Thankfully, posters are not as hard to make as they might seem, but there are some very common mistakes that many people make when putting together their first posters. Here are some basic pointers I have picked up that have greatly helped me with putting together and presenting posters. Continue reading 5 Pointers for a Better Poster