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Kansas Science Academy and Entomology Society Joint Conference

Poster Tips
Kansas Academy of Science and Kansas Entomological Society

Online Registration closed. On-site Registration will be available March 29-30.

Tips for Successful Poster Layout

  • Use PowerPoint as an easy tool to design your poster. You can choose from many templates and layouts.
  • Choose a font that is easy to read from 5-7 feet away.
  • Print the poster in color. Don’t overdo the color and avoid extremely bright colors, which make the text difficult to read.
  • Label each section of the poster (e.g., Abstract, Introduction, Procedure, Results, Discussion, References).
  • The content in each section should be concise and clear.
  • Graphs should be large enough and the axes clearly labeled.
  • The title should be interesting: large enough to read from a distance and compelling to attract interest. • Summarize important results of your work and explain why the work is important.
  • The flow of information in the poster should be clear, concise and organized. Organize information from top to bottom and from left to right.
  • Leave some space on the poster. Do not occupy every inch of space on the poster with information.
  • Proofread your poster. Eliminate typos and grammatical errors.


Mark LaBarge, Professor of Biology or
Lori Slavin, Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences Chair