Posters are widely used in the academic community and most conferences include poster presentations. Research posters summarize information or research concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion. It allows you to convey information in a short amount of time and to a large audience.
The poster is usually a mixture of a brief text mixed with tables, graphs, pictures, and other presentation formats. At a conference, the researcher stands by the poster display while other participants can come and view the presentation and interact with the author.
A poster serves as an advertisement of your hard work - it essentially is an illustrated abstract giving the reader short bits of information about your research. It includes:
The 2016 Wright State University Celebration of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities served as a university-wide showcase of research projects by undergraduate and graduate students. Photo by Erin Pence