For abstracts with multiple co-authors, ALL co-authors must be added in the submission system.
For a student abstract, the faculty advisor must be added as a co-author (Easychair). Note: If the faculty advisor is not entered as a co-author, the student abstract will be REJECTED. All co-authors will receive confirmation email from the submission system; it will serve as the receipt for abstract submission. The addition of faculty advisor as a co-author will show the approval from Faculty advisor.
- The title should appear in "Title Case", capitalize the first word, the last word, and all major words in between. You should NOT use “Capital Case”, where all letters are capitalized.
- The author line should follow the title. Include all authors, including research mentor(s) and faculty advisor(s). The presenter should have an asterisk placed at the end of his/her last name.
- When the presenter is a student, place the name of the “Faculty Advisor” at the end of the abstract. Faculty advisor can also be the research mentor, or may be a different person entirely. If research was done at another institution, please consult with the external research mentor and include a Fisk faculty member as a “Faculty Advisor”.
- Give a brief description of the paper (250 words or less) explaining the purpose, design, methods, findings and/or conclusion. The entire abstract should be error-free because the abstract will be printed as submitted.
- Posters are secured with Velcro. Presenters are responsible for their own Velcro.Velcro will be provided to the presenters.
- Check the sample-poster.ppt for dimensions; as the contents and emphasis vary with respect to discipline, please check with your instructor regarding the contents, headings, desing, and creativitiy.
- The presentation board is 4 ft. by 4 ft. and is made of fabric.
- Your poster size (PowerPoint) should be 34 inches (height) by 44 inches (width).
- The layout should be readable from a distance. Your pages will be mounted on the presentation board with velcro (which you must provide—can be bought by the yard at Dollar General; is also available as dots from Walmart).
- Remember the presentation is visual. This is NOT an essay or prose paper. Please be creative in designing your posters.
- The format should be your PowerPoint presentation (keep the font size for most text around 24 to 28 pts., even 32 pts.; titles and headings can be up to 44 pts.).
- Please obtain a PowerPoint template from your mentor and make sure it is set with the right parameters (PAGE SETUP: height 34", and width 44").
- Make sure that the text and figures are at least one inch away from the four (4) margins of the poster.
We will use CPCoM/CREST printing facility available in 303 DuBois Hall.
- Start PowerPoint
- Go to File, Page Setup, select Print
- Select "HP DesignJet 800 42 by HP" printer (pulldown menu)
- Click on Properties
- Go to paper size ANSI E-34x44.
- Go to Orientation, select Landscape, then click OK, and click OK to print.
- The printer will take about 10 minutes to warm up and print, depending on how large the file is.
- If for some reason you may want to stop printing, push the orange button that says CANCEL.
Please check Marian Burns, mburns (at) fisk.edu, x8664, to access the printing room. Ms. Burns is away on March 29 and March 30.
Please check with Dr. Ray Bullock for printing your posters: 224 DuBois Hall, rbullock (at) fisk.edu, (615) 329-8736.
If you need more information regarding poster printing or designing, please contact Sajid Hussain at shussain (at) fisk.edu.