This is a past event
Science Center, E110 (Lipton Lecture Hall)
  • Registration Required

All summer research students are invited to describe their efforts and results at the annual Summer Research Poster Presentation at the beginning of the Fall semester. This class will help you produce a large-format poster that will get your message across here and at many other conferences.

This workshop will build on the principles from the Effective Poster Design workshop to show you how to lay out your poster, including adding text, photos, illustrations, and graphics, and applying special effects. You have two technology options:

• Microsoft PowerPoint is a popular program to build computer presentations, and it can also be used to lay out print posters. It is not the best tool for the job but it is more readily available and perhaps more familiar to you. PowerPoint is part of Microsoft Office, which Amherst students, faculty, and staff can download and install for free. Note that Google Slides is very similar.

• Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool for creating posters as well as newsletters, brochures, and other print media. Its tools are very similar to Photoshop and Illustrator but it has other features that make it the best tool for combining text and graphics. Amherst students, faculty, and staff can download and install these Adobe tools for free.

This workshop is repeated three times, with different tools:

PowerPoint: Wednesday, July 19, 2 PM – 4 PM or
InDesign: Tuesday, July 25, 2 PM – 4 PM or
PowerPoint: Monday, July 31, 2 PM – 4 PM

Please register in advance:

Contact Info

Andy Anderson
(413) 542-2255
Please call the college operator at 413-542-2000 or e-mail if you require contact info