Creating and presenting a research poster is a common way for undergraduate researchers to share their work at conferences, symposia, and other events. Undergraduates can present independent research or, with approval from a faculty supervisor, work done as an assistant on a faculty member’s project.
A research poster is a visual communication tool that allows you to present your research in a clear, concise, graphic format. It attracts attention, conveys information clearly, and initiates conversations, and can represent any stage of the research process. Researchers often create posters before the completion of the research project in order to invite feedback or collaboration.
Creating your poster is a multiple-step process. It’s important to carefully consider each topic below.