Research posters should:
- Offer an abstract of no more than 300 words, summarizing methods and findings.
- Introduce the issues and problems studied.
- Describe any materials used in the study.
- Explicitly describe methods of analysis.
- State the results clearly and succinctly.
- Interpret results in a “Discussion” section.
- Describe future research possibilities.
- Acknowledge all participants.
Posters focusing on community partnerships should:
- Present the organization, its mission, and contact information.
- Introduce the issues the project is meant to address.
- Tell what you did to address the issue with your community partner.
- Describe the impact of the project on you (as a student, a partner, a citizen, perhaps even as a person of faith).
- Describe possible future issues the project enables your community partner to address.
- Acknowledge all participants.
Poster Templates and Samples
- Sample Poster 1 - PDF
- Sample Poster 2 - PDF
- Poster Template - PowerPoint
- Cabrini Day Poster Template - PowerPoint
- Science Template - PowerPoint
- Cabrini University Logo
- Symposium Logo (Coming soon)
Posters should be designed as one large PowerPoint slide.
- 36 inches high by 30 inches wide (portrait) or 30 inches high by 36 inches wide (landscape).
- Margins should be one inch on all four sides.
Creating a File in Four Easy Steps
- Open a New PowerPoint File
- Select File in the top toolbar and then New Presentation.
- If this step displays a series of different templates, choose the one that is blank.
- Remove Hidden Codes
- Place your cursor and click on the blank PowerPoint slide.
- Press Delete to remove any hidden codes embedded in the document.
- Select File and then Page Setup.
- Enter Poster Dimensions (30"x36 inches for Portrait or 36"x30" for Landscape).
- Mac Users: From the Format menu, select Align and then Center.
- PC Users: From the Drawing Toolbar, select Align, then Relative to Slide, then Align Middle, then Align Center.
This should give you a workable space of approximately 34 x 28 inches.
Use a three-column or five-column layout (if necessary, a two- or four-column design).
Use the Rectangle command to draw a rectangle:
- Select the Drawing toolbar, then double-click the rectangle form.
- Enter the height of 34 inches (portrait orientation) or 28 inches (landscape orientation).
- Check “Lock Aspect Ratio” in Dialog Box.
If you want to create a border, select (background) Color, and change the rectangle Fill to the color white with 100% transparency.
- Use the Insert command to insert text boxes, photos, graphics, etc.
- When inserting pictures, keep the resolution high for minimal pixilation and clearest resolution.
- Remember that your picture will be significantly larger on the poster.
- We recommend at least a 150-dpi resolution.
- When inserting content, start with a three-column format, filling in the upper left-hand corner and moving down the column until it is filled. Then move to filling in the other columns.
The Symposium logo should be placed in the upper right corner.
- Symposium Logo- JPG Coming soon (Right-click and Save As)
- Insert into PowerPoint.
- If resizing, pull from corner anchors, not sides, to keep proportions.
All posters should include the following information, centered at the top:
- Project Title
- Author’s Full Name
- Author’s Departmental Affiliation
- Author’s Cabrini Email
- Name and Date of Event
All posters should acknowledge the faculty sponsor and course.
A large-format color printer is available to print posters. (click here for details)