UVU College of Science - Research Poster Guidelines and Templates

Poster Considerations

These guidelines were designed to assist you with the creation of your research posters.  Your posters represent Utah Valley University and as such, need to adhere to the design guidelines set-up by the university.  The templates provided will give you a great starting point for your poster.  All the necessary logos and colors  conform to the UVU Style Guide.  Do not change the logos or the colors.

Word Count and Visual Componetns

Remember, a poster is NOT a paper!  A paper is created to provide independent learning opportunities.  A poster is designed to attract attention and provide YOU the opportunity (since you will be standing next to your poster) to engage people that are interested in your research. Here are some things to remember:

  • Your entire poster should have under 500 words total.
  • Create your poster to be clear and concise.  An individual should be able to read it in under 10 minutes.
  • Remember, PowerPoint was designed as a slide creation program for the purpose of projecting large images in a darkened room.  The images, colors and amount of copy that work well on slides do not necessarily work for a poster.
  • Always remember your target audience!

 

The visual components of your poster are very important.

  • Images should be legible from a distance.  They need to be clean and precise that are easily seen and understood.
  • Use charts, graphs and tables.  Excel can be used to create these.  If you have a problem with the appearance of an image imported from Excel, save it as a pdf and then import it into PowerPoint.
  • Make sure that your photographs and illustrations are in focus and high resolution (300dpi is recommended).  Remember, you are going to be having your poster printed and if your photographs and illustrations are in a resolution lower than 300dpi, they will look "fuzzy" and not well defined.  Do not enlarge low resolutions images (72dpi) from the internet.  These images will not print correctly.

Getting your Poster Printed

The College of Science provides printing services for our students and faculty members.  The cost of printing is substantially less than if you were to take it other places to get printed.  The cost of printing in the College of Science is $1.00 / square foot.  So a poster that is 3' x 4' would cost $12.00, whereas if you took it somewhere else, it could cost 4 to 5 times as much.  To get your poster printed, submit the following to Mike Bird in the Dean's Office (mike.bird@uvu.edu) :

  • Include your name, your professors name and department, email address and phone number.
  • Your original poster (PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop or other) and also a copy of your poster in pdf format.
  • Include the Banner Index Number for billing. (Your professor should be able to provide that to you.) 
  • Remember that you need to submit your poster 7 days before you need it.  If you are unable to get submitted by this time limit, you may have to get your poster printed elsewhere.  DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!  This is an amazing benefit to get your posters printed at these prices.

 

Download a Poster Template

Each poster template has the UVU and Department Logos already in place.  Do not resize them or modify them in any way.  Be sure to download the correct template for the department you are representing.  If you need to have a poster that is a different size, please contact Mike Bird in the Dean's Office (mike.bird@uvu.edu) to  create a new template in the size you need.

 

Biology

Poster Style 1 - White Background
Green Header
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Green Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Grey Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Orange Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Teal Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
 
 
 

Chemistry

Poster Style 1 - White Background
Green Header
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Green Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Grey Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Orange Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Teal Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
 
 
 

Earth Science

Poster Style 1 - White Background
Green Header
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Green Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Grey Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Orange Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Teal Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
 
 
 

Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation

Poster Style 1 - White Background
Green Header
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Green Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Grey Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Orange Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Teal Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
 
 
 

Mathematics

Poster Style 1 - White Background
Green Header
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Green Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Grey Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Orange Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Teal Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
 
 
 

Physics

Poster Style 1 - White Background
Green Header
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Green Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Grey Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 1
Poster Style 1 - Orange Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2
Poster Style 1 - Teal Gradient
4 Column
Biology Poster Style 2