2014 Poster Symposium - New2NASA

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POSTER SYMPOSIUM
Summer 2014
NASA Ames Research Center
Introduction
This presentation is intended to ensure your poster is printed
properly and within the established time frame.
Please read the instructions very carefully.
Failure to follow the guidelines may result in either not having a
poster generated or having to pay for extra labor and/or
materials.
Please feel free to ask questions!
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Know your project manager

NIFS, GSRP, Aero Scholars – Kelly De Leon-Lopez ([email protected])
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ISU, NASA I2 – Charlotte Zeamer ([email protected])
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NIFS-MUREP, CIPAIR, JGFP, JPFP, MUST, NSTI, URC – Michelle Sanders
([email protected])
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EPSCOR, Space Grant – Elizabeth Cartier ([email protected])
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EAP - Porsche Parker ([email protected])
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STAR – Tom Clausen ([email protected])
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Aeronautics Academy, NASA Academy – Brad Bailey ([email protected])
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ASL/UC Santa Cruz - Wenonah Vercoutere ([email protected])
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Pathways – Lyda Teov ([email protected])
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VIP - Laura Shawnee ([email protected])
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ACCEDP – Shondricka Burrell ([email protected])
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NSBRI – (Albert) Chris Maese ([email protected])
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Saving Your Poster
Create your
poster.
• Use the attached templates to
create the poster. Microsoft Word
is not a very good layout
program and is not
Posters
recommended.
due from mentor to
program coordinator:
Tuesday, July 15th at noon
Convert your
poster to a PDF
format for
printing.
• To save as a pdf in
PowerPoint:
File > Save As > PDF
Save your poster
using a recognized
naming
convention
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• Use your last name and
first initial plus a
version/date. Example:
“SmithM_poster-v001”)
Template Options
There are several templates from which to chose. You may also create your
own. However, try to make your new template conform to the same
standards as the ones shown here.
The placeholder picture on the clear template should be replaced with your
own graphics and text.
Your Project Manager will provide you with a copy of the
available templates.
Templates are also available at:
http://new2nasa.wikispaces.com/Abstract+and+Poster+Informati
on
Template Sizing
32” (Narrow Dimension of Sheet)
All available templates have a file
size of: 32” x 42”

18 point font minimum

Working area:


Allowing for a 1” bleed strip that
will be trimmed off on all four
sides, the final size of your poster
will be: 30” x 40”
Content area:

This is the 28” x 38” safe area to
place your content; don’t put text
or graphics too close to the edge.
*poster can be horizontal or vertical!
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42” (Wide Dimension of Sheet)

Working Area
30” (Narrow Dimension)
Crop
Marks
40” (Wide Dimension)
Proper Bleed
Part of the blue sky
will be chopped off - to the left of the red
dashed line. This is
OK; the photo will
look fine.
Improper Bleed
The tail of the
helicopter will be
chopped off and will
cause it to crash - not
to mention what it
will do to your poster.
The working area is the
entire file as defined by the
crop marks. This is the size
your poster will be - after
trimming.
Don’t go beyond the
dashed red line or you’ll lose
part of your text and/or
graphics.
You may intentionally want
bleed. In that case, it is OK.
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Content Area

The content area is where you
place all of your text, photos,
graphics, logos, etc.

It is important to stay inside the
content area or you may have
your data cut off. Ouch!

The font should be easy to read
and not too small. (18 point or
larger)

Remember that low resolution
images print as low resolution, so
try to use the best ones you have.
Printed size at 72 dpi should be
fine.
Bad Positioning
This pilot has his
face crammed
against the edge
of the trimmed
poster. He crossed
the line and it
shows.
Good Positioning
She didn’t cross the line.
Notice the nice black edge
to the right and below the
photo. Unless you purposely
want to bleed your photo
off the edge, this is much
better.
38” (Wide Dimension)
28” (Narrow Dimension)
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The Abstract
The abstract is a brief summary of what
topic you were investigating, what you
did, what you found out, why it’s
important, etc. (A SparkNotes version of
your project)
 An abstract book will be published
featuring the abstracts of this summer’s
interns
 To create your abstract for the book,
use template provided (available on the
new2nasa page)
 Save the file as a recognized naming
convention
 Use your last name and first initial
plus a version (For example:
“SmithM_abstract-v001”)
Abstract to be submitted via email by your
mentor

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Publication in the SORJ
Your abstract
pages will also
be published
online on the
Student Online
Research
Journal! (photo
included)
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Important Dates
Poster Training Sessions
June 17th and 19th
Abstract Workshop
June 20th
Poster Design Workshop
June 30th
Abstract Due (FROM MENTOR to project
coordinator)
July 1st
Posters Due (FROM MENTOR to program
coordinator)
July 15th
Poster Symposium
August 7th
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For a successful poster
Read and follow the instructions.
Think and plan ahead.
Use a clean, simple design and font.
Ask questions. Listen to the answers.
Proof your work.
Proof it again.
Finish early.
We are proud to publish your work!
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