Poster Guidelines

In addition to these category-specific guidelines all submissions must follow the General Submission Guidelines and complete a submission form.

Poster submitted to the Bioethics Showcase should:

  • Should be printed at 2 feet by 3 feet (only size accepted)
  • Use Arial font, 30-49 point size throughout for readability
  • Use the Bioethics Showcase Poster Template (download as .pptx) or Bioethics Showcase / SURG Combination Template (download as .pptx).
  • Within the template you are required to have the bioethics issue background and conclusions sections (see below for specific details), but you are encouraged to make the template your own by moving sections around or adding more boxes.
  • You may add figures and/or charts.
  • Bioethics Issue Background section: A complete background should include a clear statement of the ethical issue you investigated, your purpose in undertaking the research, the methods you used (literature review, interviews, lab research, experiential learning, etc.), and a summary of your findings or results in sufficient detail to support the conclusions to which you came. Make this section no more than 250 words.
  • Conclusions section: clearly identify the conclusions at which you arrived based on your research.
  • List no more than 5 references and use the reference format appropriate to your discipline.

Submission Templates

  • if you plan to submit only to the Showcase, use the Bioethics Showcase poster template.
  • if plan to submit to both the Showcase and the Symposium, use the Combination Bioethics Showcase/SURG poster template (with both Showcase & SURG logos)
    • Background section: A complete background should include a clear statement of purpose, methods used (literature review, interviews, lab research, experiential learning, etc.) and a summary of findings or results to support the conclusion. Joint submissions sd include a clear statement of the ethical issues you investigated or encountered & your conclusions. Statements such as “results will be described” should be avoided. Make this section no more than 250 words. No more than 5 refs should be listed. Arial font size 30-48.
    • Joint submissions should include a clear statement of the ethical issues you investigated or encountered in doing your research.
  • if you plan to participate to both the Showcase and the Undergraduate Research Conference, you will need to use the Bioethics Showcase poster template for the Showcase and then reprint/reformat your work for the URC event using their template, available at https://nhs.georgetown.edu/undergraduate-research-conference-applying.

Resources

For tips on creating excellent posters, please look at http://colinpurrington.com/tips/poster-design. Read especially sections on Dos and Don’ts, Adding Bits of Flair, Presenting the Poster, and Useful Literature.

Final Steps: Poster Printing & Submitting Your Poster

Students submitting posters to the Bioethics Research Showcase or jointly to the Bioethics Research Showcase and the Symposium for Undergraduate Research at Georgetown (SURG) may print their posters at no cost at Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) in Car Barn 314.

Submit a poster: Complete a submission form and submit your poster file (.ppt or .pptx) no later than 12 midnight on March 30, 2015. Showcase judges will review this poster file.

You are not done yet! You must print the actual poster. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Contact Ms. Eden Mesfin, Administrative Officer at Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) by email at Eden {dot} Mesfin at Georgetown {dot} edu at least 48 hours in advance of the time you wish to print your poster (weekends do not count). In your email tell Ms. Mesfin that you are printing a poster for the Bioethics Research Showcase.Poster printing is available from Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Allow 10 minutes for printing the poster. 
  2. Wait for confirmation that your requested time is available from Ms. Mesfin.
  3. Take your poster on a flash drive in both .pptx format and .pdf format (as a backup) to the CNDLS Offices at Car Barn Suite 314. You will not be charged for printing.
  4. Print your poster and bring the actual poster to front desk of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Healy Hall, 4th Floor by 5 pm on Friday, April 10 to be a part of the Showcase. The Institute is open Monday-Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.

NOTE: The KIE, CNDLS and Georgetown University are closed on Friday, April 3, 2015 for Good Friday.

General Submission Guidelines

Judging Criteria