UTMB faculty, fellows and students involved in aging research.
Monetary awards for best student and fellow posters will be given. Awards sponsored by the Sealy Center on Aging and Sigma Xi.
Submit an abstract by the due date. Abstracts are included in the forum program. The maximum poster size is 4’ vertically by 6’ horizontally.
You must be available to talk about your research during the Forum on Aging event.
What to present?
Your poster should give other UTMB scientists a sense of the type of work you are doing. This might be a poster that you presented at a national meeting within the last year or one that summarizes all of your current aging research. If you are just beginning, you could summarize the goals and proposed methodology of a new project.
Board assignments and name tags can be picked up at the registration desk starting at 3:00 p.m. on the day of the Forum on Aging event.
When developing and designing your poster, consider displaying the data and information in a way that can be easily read and understood from 4 feet away. Templates are available at the Academic Resources: Graphic Design and Printing Services website.
- Authors and Addresses
- Acknowledgment & References
Printing the Poster
Large single sheet poster prints and/or title banners can be ordered online through Academic Resources: Graphic Design and Printing Services (409) 772-5900.
If billing through your department or grant, you will need to provide the PS Class (XXXXX) or Project-Bud Ref (XXXXX-XX). Allow for a 3-day turn around after you submit your poster online. Contact Academic Resources for more information about ordering posters.
Presenting the Poster
The posters will be mounted to 4’ X 6’ boards with push pins inside the Levin Hall Dining Room. A program specifying the location number for your poster will be given to you at the registration desk located at the entrance of the dining room.
Things to Remember
Posters should progress logically from an introductory abstract to your conclusions. Remember that few of the people who read your poster will know as much about the topic as you do. Make it easy for them to understand. It should also be legible with a font size of 20+ so that people reading your poster can comfortably read the material from 3-4 feet away.
Keep the text to a minimum and consider using graphs or charts of data whenever possible. Diagrams of techniques or experimental plans can be very helpful and are usually easier to understand than just text alone. For results, use mostly tables, figures, and diagrams with a short set of bullets under each table, figure or diagram summarizing the major findings. Don't forget to number your graphs or tables, if necessary.
A good poster answers the following questions:
- What problem or question did you address?
- What approach did you take?
- Did you use any unusual techniques?
- What did you find out?
- What did each experiment you present tell you?
- Why was this project worth doing?
- What conclusions did you draw based on your research?
- If you could continue with the project, what would you do next?