Poster Prep and Evaluation

Evaluation Standards

Each poster will be assessed on the following five areas (each area has equal weight):

Clarity, organization, and content of the presentation abstract
Relative importance of presented research to psychology
Clarity, organization, and visual appeal of presentation
Creativity in research question and/or study design
Apparent degree to which undergraduate author was responsible for the content and format of presentation
cbnlogo2The neuroscience award will be awarded to the poster deemed to be the best poster in the field of neuroscience. To be eligible posters must display the CBN logo in the upper right hand corner, and come from a lab in which the advising faculty member is a CBN member. Each poster will be assessed on the following three areas (each area has equal weight):

  • illustrates the interaction of brain processes and complex behaviors
  • identifies the brain mechanisms of social behavior
  • demonstrates command of a major methodological technique used in neuroscience research
The diversity award will be awarded to the poster that best addresses issues of diversity. Addressing issues of diversity can include addressing issues of social justice; group differences such as gender, race/ethnicity/culture, sexual orientation; and other relevant dimensions of diversity. Each poster will be assessed as to whether issues of diversity are being addressed in the theory, methodology, and interpretation of the results (each area has equal weight).

Appropriate Poster Format

  • Posters may not exceed 44’ width and 34’ height.
  • Posters should have a white background.
  • All text on the poster must be at least an 18 pt font size.

For tips on preparing your poster presentation and some suggested layouts, we recommend you review these American Psychological Association articles.

The pefect poster  Students presenting research posters 

Printing Your Poster at GSU


You must format your poster with the following guidelines, or it will not print correctly:

  • Make your poster a single slide in PowerPoint.
  • In page layout, size your poster at 44” (width) by 34” (height). This size creates a flexible ratio of 1.33.
  • Note: Make sure that you check your poster in print preview to ensure that it will look how you want. DO NOT rely on how it looks on the slide design page.

Also, be aware that any images will be blown up a great deal to fit the poster. Check to make sure any pictures have a high enough resolution that they won’t be pixilated on the poster.

Complete directions for using the poster printer may be found in the workroom. Please check with the receptionist if you do not see them.

Staff supported poster printing will be available in October 2018. You may only sign up for one spot per poster you are presenting. Staff will not be in the room to help you print the poster (see directions above), but problems with the poster printer will have priority for IT assistance. If there are problems with the poster printer and you are unable to print it within the time you signed up, e-mail Dr. Tusher for an overflow spot.

Online Sign Up Sheet