Student Poster Day

Friday, April 25, 2014

The 23rd Annual Student Poster Day at the School of Public Health will be held on Friday, April 25th 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.

MPH students planning to graduate in May are required to present a poster at Student Poster Day to satisfy their internship requirement. Questions regarding completion of this internship requirement should be directed to Katrina Chamberlain, Director of Internships and Career Services, at

Students in other degree programs, such as MS, PhD, and DrPH, should check with their respective departments to determine whether or not they are required to participate in Student Poster Day.

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

THE DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP FOR SPH POSTER PRINTING IS FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM to SPH poster printing begins Monday, April 7, 2014 and concludes on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. All students must submit three available printing times from the Poster Printing Sing-Up Sheet to Students must also include their name, preferred email, and phone number in this email. All posters need to be submitted in PDF format two days prior to the reserved printing slot. Posters should be sized 34" in height by 40" in width and must have a white or light colored background. Templates should not be used in the design of your poster as they can cause formatting problems when printing. 

Students working with a Wadsworth Center faculty member should utilize the Wadsworth Center printing services, which will print up to a total of 20 posters. However, only 5 student posters will be printed a week. Students utilizing this printing option will need to sign-up immediately with the Wadsworth Center as the printing of 5 posters per week begins this week, as outlined in the printing guidelines.  Students printing through the Wadsworth Center must submit their poster file when the work order is submitted to the Wadsworth Center.

POSTERS WILL ONLY BE PRINTED ONE TIME! Students need to carefully review and edit their posters before submitting them for printing. 

Students should be sure to check this webpage often, as all updates will be posted here. Resources providing sample abstracts, recommendations for writing abstracts, recommendations for creating posters, guidelines for printing posters, and other pertinent information are provided below.  Please note that students working with a Wadsworth Center faculty member may have their poster printed at the Wadsworth Center and should refer to the Wadsworth Center Poster Printing Instructions.  All other students should refer to the East Campus Poster Printing Instructions to determine how and when to have their poster printed.

All questions about abstract submission, deadlines, and poster printing for Student Poster Day should be directed to


Capstone Presentation
East Campus Poster Printing Instructions

Wadsworth Center Poster Printing Instructions

Abstract Submission Form Guidelines

Poster Day Abstract Submission Form

Sample Abstracts from Past Poster Day Top Mentions

Sample Abstract

General Recommendations for Creating Posters

Recommendations for Creating Posters

Recommendations for Writing Abstracts

Bad Abstracts

Bad Scientific Posters

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health Award Criteria

Poster Printing Sign-Up