ULS Academic Summit

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be 250 words or less and be written using complete sentences in a single paragraph without headings or bulleted lists.

Abstracts must provide sufficient contextual background for the reader. The content will vary depending on the discipline, but in general should include:

  • The purpose or objectives of the study.
  • A summary of the methods used to collect data or the theoretical basis of the research.
  • The qualitative or quantitative results based on the data or the outcomes of the theoretical analyses.
  • Conclusions or a summary of research outcomes and implications.

Abstracts must be clear, concise, and complete.

Poster Guidelines

Each UL System University is invited to select five poster presentations for undergraduate research.

  • Presentations must be made by undergraduates enrolled for spring 2023. Faculty coauthors are permitted; faculty presenters are not. Presenters must be present to answer questions during the entire poster session
  • Team presentations are allowed.

In landscape orientation, posters may not be larger than 48” W x 36” H.

The title of the poster should be appropriate and informative.

Posters must contain a title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, conclusions, and literature cited sections or equivalent (depending on the discipline).

If your project included research on human participants, include your Institutional Review Board approval on your poster. (For example, “This project was reviewed and approved by the Louisiana Tech University IRB, proposal # xxx-xxx.”)

Posters must meet these guidelines to be displayed.

The following website (and many others) provides additional tips for making poster presentations, but please follow the guidelines listed above.

Poster Session Schedule and Set-up/Take-Down

Poster display boards will be numbered. Presenters must attach posters to their assigned display board number listed in the final program.