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Make a Great Science Poster

Guidelines and resources for poster projects for the sciences

What is this Guide for?

The purpose of this guide is to provide guidelines and resources for science poster projects

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SVC Poster Symposiums

STEM departments host an end of the year open house and poster symposium to showcase student undergraduate research. Students in the following courses participate: Organic Chemistry, Majors Biology and Environmental Conservation.


Your Poster Projects Requirements and Design Guidelines

  • Size:
    • 36 inches by 24 inches
  • Font:
    • 24 pt size or larger
    • For descriptive title - 72 pt font size or larger
  • Design:
  • Audience:
    • Students, staff, faculty, family, and friends who may be unfamiliar with terminology and have no prior knowledge in the sciences.
  • Include the following required components:
    • A descriptive title (72 pt font size or larger)
    • Names of authors (students and faculty)
    • Name of Institution for all authors (Skagit Valley College)
    • Background/introduction information
    • Figures/tables/images of results
    • Figure legend included for each figure, table, image presented in poster. Figure legend should include a short description of results presented in figures/tables/image.
    • Main conclusion of research
    • References
  • How to submit:
    • ​​​​​​​Posters will be submitted through Canvas in STEM courses
  • Deadline for poster submission:
    • ​​​​​​​Deadline for poster submission TBD
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