Poster Preparation

2013 PURA recipients will share their results with the Johns Hopkins University community in a poster session in April 29th, 2014 on the Homewood campus. The poster session is the highlight of the 2013 PURA Recognition Ceremony. To prepare for the poster session, each undergraduate award recipient will be provided a 8-foot high by 4-foot wide bulletin board and poster board pins.

Poster Suggestions

In creating your poster, please keep in mind that your display will be viewed simultaneously by several people and that the text and figure size should be sufficient to insure legibility.

Although students will ordinarily stand alongside their posters to answer questions about them, each display should be self-explanatory - that is, it should be interpretable without elaborate oral comment by the presenter.

Each poster should have a heading with the project title and the names of the student researcher, faculty advisor, and department.

In some cases, projects may be presented more effectively through alternative means. We encourage you to consult your faculty sponsor if you feel that a poster would not best convey your project results.

Occasionally, performances or demonstrations are allowed in lieu of posters. A limited number of such performances may be considered for inclusion in the PURA recognition program. If, after consulting your faculty sponsor, you wish to present your work in such a manner, please contact the Office of the Provost.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Provost at (410) 516-8770 or email