Student Poster Day

Friday April 24th, 2015

The 24th Annual Student Poster Day at the School of Public Health will be held on Friday, April 24th from 10:00am to 1:30pm in the lobby of the Cancer Research Center, East Campus.

Student Poster Day is an opportunity for students to present on their graduate research projects or their required internships, which are an integral part of their academic experience at the School of Public Health. Both internships and the collaborative research between students and faculty exemplify the School of Public Health's commitment to practice-based research and education.

Student posters will be reviewed by faculty judges for Excellence in Research and Honorable Mention awards.


     8:30am - 9:00am   Poster Set-Up Begins
     9:00am - 10:00am   Presenter Only Poster Viewing
     10:00am - 12:00pm   Poster Presentations
     12:00pm - 1:00pm   Poster Breakdown and Lunch
     1:00pm - 1:30pm   Awards Presentation- Cancer Research Center Lobby

Student Presenters should sign in at the Sign-In table, where they will be directed to their designated poster location, which corresponds to the number they are assigned in the abstract booklet.

All student presenters must be available and at their poster from 10:00am -12:00pm.  Students should be prepared to provide a 3 minute summary of their poster, followed by 2 minutes of Q&A.  Each poster will be judged by two faculty members, who will use the attached criteria to evaluate the poster.

MPH Faculty advisors who have a student advisee presenting at Poster Day are required to attend and complete a written evaluation form of the student’s poster and presentation of the experience.   Please remind your faculty advisor of this.

Please see below for instructions and forms pertaining to Poster Day. Students should be sure to check the Student Poster Day webpage often, as all updates will be posted here.

Posters should be sized no larger than 34 inches in height by 40 inches in width. All posters should be printed with a minimum of ½” margins all around to prevent the printed page from being cut off. It is recommended that posters have a white or light background color. Dark backgrounds typically do not print well at most locations. The School of Public Health, Cancer Research Center and the Wadsworth Center do not have poster printing services available. Poster printing is to be completed by the individual. Please see ‘Printing Instructions’ link below for more detailed information on printing locations as well as saving and submitting instructions.

Official Notice 

Abstract Submission Form

Abstract Instructions

Printing Instructions

Delta Omega Abstract Submissions

Recommendations for Writing an Abstract
Sample Abstract
(ppt) How to Write a Bad Abstract
Recommendations for Creating Posters
(ppt) Strong Poster Presentation Examples
(ppt) Poster Presentations: Social Sciences
(ppt) How to Make a Bad Poster
Creating Effective Poster Presentations
Capstone Presentation
UAlbany Library iLearn Poster Training Sessions

All questions about Student Poster Day should be directed to