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Undergraduate Research Workshop Series at Berks

Workshop series to prepare for the HECBC Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference (or any other conference)

Welcome to the Designing & Creating Effective Research Posters Workshop!

In this workshop we will discuss:

  • Elements of an effective poster
  • How to design your poster
  • Fair-use/creative commons images
  • Using citations on your poster

Explore past award winning posters

Design Tools and Poster Layout

Templates

Layout Software

Graphic Creation

Design Tools 

Color
Font/Typeface

Locating Images

Consider the resources below for images. Make sure to attribute all images you use. 

Stock Photos

Media Guides

Poster Design: Font Best Practices

Font Selection

  • Use only 2-3 fonts
  • Select easy to read fonts
  • Vary serif and sans serif fonts

​Font Sizes

  • Title - 100+ point font
  • Headings - 32+ point font
  • Subheadings/author - 20+ point font
  • Body text - 16-18 point font
  • References 12-16 point font

University Branding: Use of Penn State Marks

Self-Evaluation

Additional Guides

Penn State Guides


General Guides