Scientific Posters

A scientific poster is a tool for communicating data and findings with the larger world. Communicating scientific knowledge is one part of the ‘science senses’ that makes up the core of the Science Forward (Seminar 3) curriculum at Macaulay.


There are three tools in this kit. Feel free to browse through any of them to get started, but DO check out all of them.

In PEDAGOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS, we will have you think about why you want students to create scientific posters. There are good and important reasons to do so, and before you build out this assignment, its a good idea to be explicit about what your learning goals are.

In HOW-TOS & WHAT-FORS, we will take you through specific steps for guiding students on how to make good scientific posters, the tools they will need, how you can scaffold this project into your course, and other resources.

In POSTERS @ MHC, we list any resources available at MHC for making posters, and show examples of student created posters.


Pedagogical Considerations: think about why you want students to create posters. There are good and important reasons to do so, and before you build out this assignment, its a good idea to be explicit about what your learning goals are.


Hows Tos & What Fors: specific steps for guiding students on how to make good posters, tech requirements, and other resources.


Posters @ MHC: examples of projects that used posters for honors seminars or other projects, and any resources available at MHC for making posters.


Credits: Original content by Maggie Dickinson, Jenni Kijowski, Kelly Eckenrode, Frieda Benun, and TLC Fellows; updated and remixed by Charlotte Thurston and Hamad Sindhi

Images from Good Stuff No Nonsense; featured image from the Noun Project.

Last updated: September 1, 2020