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Poster and Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts must include sufficient information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of investigative strategies, the nature of results, and conclusions.
  • The abstract should summarise the substantive results of the work, and should not merely list topics to be discussed.
  • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, formatted in Microsoft Word, and single-spaced, using size 12 Times New Roman font.
  • Abstracts highlight major points of your research and explain why your work is important; what your purpose was, how you went about your project, what you learned, and what you concluded.
  • If your title includes scientific notation, Greek letters, bold, italics, or other special characters/symbols, do make sure they appear correctly.
  • List all additional co-authors, whether they are or are not presenting, if applicable.
  • List additional faculty mentors, if applicable.
Poster Presentations
  • Poster presenters may choose the dimensions they desire.
  • The recommended poster size is A2.
  • Please design for a general/related audience.
  • The word limit is 300-400 words.
  • Font style: Arial, Calibri, Verdana or Times New Roman.
  • Font size: Main text should be a minimum font size 16 (readable from 2 meters away). Headings should be minimum 42. Sub-headings can be smaller.
  • Images and graphs should have labels.
  • Group related text and images. Consider the flow of information; could someone understand the poster without being talked through it?