Annual Tri-Collegiate Poster Presentation

Proposal Format

  • The purpose of the proposal is to make sure that the topic and scope of the poster is relevant to the symposium.
  • A student must be the first author of the poster.
  • Research should reflect an empirical research design.
  • Proposals for posters should be no more than 250 words.
  • A proposal will be similar to the abstract of a research article.
  • Proposals should be sent to Jennifer Wilson.
  • All documentation must be in APA format.

Poster Format

The general format of a poster for a presentation follows the guidelines of a research article. There are generally seven areas to cover:

  1. Title
  2. Summary
  3. Introduction
  4. Methodology
  5. Results
  6. Conclusion
  7. Further Work

This information can be presented in a variety of ways. See information about how to organize a poster (

Printing and Poster Size

One way to finalize a poster is to make slides on Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, or a similar program and print them out on color paper. A local copy store will then be able to print them on a high gloss poster. Feel free to bring your slides over to FDU’s Copies Plus. They have a poster printer.

Also, posters can be made by attaching regular paper to a poster. The poster will be tacked to poster board paper and displayed on easels or can be attached to a tri-fold board and placed on a table. Posters should be no larger than 3’ X 4’.

Contact Information

Jennifer Wilson, Administrative Assistant

(973) 443-8547