Preparing a Scientific Poster
- Your team will prepare a single scientific
- Remember, this poster is a TEAM project, and each member will receive the SAME grade.
Therefore, EACH of you is responsible for the ENTIRE poster, not just the part(s) you worked on.
- The poster, which is 35% of your final grade, is
how we evaluate your understanding of the molecular biology
used in our laboratory investigation and your ability to communicate
your findings in an appropriate and accurate manner.
- Unlike BIOC 311 where you prepared rough drafts of
each section of the paper and received feedback from me on
how to improve those sections for the final paper, you do not
prepare a "poster
rough draft." There is no prescriptive checklist to follow while
preparing your poster; you are expected to use the guidelines
and resources we give you along with the tools you've acquired
throughout your undergraduate training to prepare a professional,
- We will use the BIOC 413 Poster Evaluation Form [available
in OWL-Space Resources] to grade your poster.
Poster CONTENT accounts for 75% of your grade; poster APPEARANCE
accounts for 25%.
- See resources in Rice Canvas to help you prepare your poster.
- Please read my Honor
Code Policy for BIOC 413.
- You will be asked a question(s) about your poster to test
your knowledge and expertise.
Thus, you are expected to understand
the rationale behind all of the experimental procedures, the meaning of the results, and the conclusions from the study.
Your posters will be available to you at the Q/A session; therefore, a really good poster may help you with your answer.
and Intended Use
Created by B. Beason (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Rice University, 23 June 2006
Updated 25 February 2016