For more information about The Arts & Sciences Exposition, please contact its organizer:
Dr. Chris Hill
Department of Mathematics
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De La Roche 301-C
To the students invited by an Arts & Sciences faculty member to participate in the Arts & Sciences Exposition: congratulations! This section provides information about the Expo for you and your mentor.
Each student or group of students may exhibit one or two posters. (In practice, almost all projects can been summarized on one poster.) A poster is created by putting the desired content into a 40" x 30" PowerPoint slide and then printing the slide onto a poster using one of the University’s two poster printers.
If I had to summarize advice for creating a poster in a single sentence, it would be “Remember your audience.” Students, you know much more about your project than almost all of the people who will view your poster. Create a poster that will be accessible to, easily read by, and above all, inspire interest in the viewers.
For those presenting science projects, the following article offers some intriguing ideas to help your poster "stand out of the crowd": To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over.
Prior to printing, be sure that the content of your PowerPoint slide is at least one inch from the border of the slide (to ensure that all content is printed) and that your slide is free of typos and other errors. Your poster may be printed on either of two poster printers.
As reflected in the Dates & Deadlines at the top of this page, if a PowerPoint file is to be printed by Dr. Hill, the file must be sent to him several days in advance of the Expo to provide adequate time.
Don’t worry about the mounting of your poster—Dr. Hill will take of this. To prepare a poster for display at the Exposition, the poster is mounted on a sturdy foam board using thumbtacks. Mounted posters are displayed on easels.
The posters will be on display in the Doyle Trustees Room and Dining Room as indicated in the Dates & Deadlines at the top of this page. During the reception reception, the entire campus is invited to view the projects and talk to the participants.
"Business formal" attire is appropriate. It would be helpful if the students could arrive about five minutes early. Just inside one of the entrances to the Trustees Room, there will be a small table on which you’ll find blank name tags and a pen. Students, please use the name tags. Mentors may use their formal SBU name tags or the blank name tags. During the reception, students stand next to their posters and accept compliments and answer questions from admiring visitors. The students will not be making any formal presentations.
Delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Certainly, students may enjoy the food and drink along with everyone else.
After the Exposition, Dr. Hill will return all posters to the mentors.
Contact the organizer of the Arts & Sciences Exposition, Dr. Chris Hill (email).
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