Guidelines for Submission of Posters
The Four-Year College & University Section of NABT invites you and your students to present research and exercises on teaching and learning biology at the NABT Undergraduate Education Poster Session. This event will take place on Thursday, November 13 at the 2014 Professional Development Conference. Posters can present the incorporation of new teaching strategies, techniques, or programs. Past posters have even highlighted a new lesson plan or laboratory exercise and posters in all areas of biology and biology education are acceptable. Posters that include research and data on the efficacy of the presented technique are particularly encouraged. Posters on basic biological research that lack a learning component are not appropriate.
The deadline for submission of poster proposals is August 15th, 2014. Proposals submitted after this date may be considered by the Four-Year Section Conference Committee but may not receive recognition in the official conference program due to printing deadlines.
The Poster Submission Form can be submitted online at 2014 Poster Proposal.
Poster Form and layout is at the discretion of the authors. However, please respect a maximum width of 48 inches for posters. Please bring your own pins or adhesive for attachment to display. Display boards will be assigned by 2 pm on the day of the section reception. Please place your poster at your assigned board.
Student Poster Competition
Graduate and undergraduate students from four-year and two-year institutions can also choose to enter the Student Poster Competition by marking the appropriate box on the submission form. As all participants receive written evaluations and feedback, the competition provides students with a valuable opportunity to enhance their written and oral presentation skills. The NABT University Student Research Award will be given to the student whose poster covers the best research question, utilizes the scientific method to carry out his/her experimentation, and integrates the teaching and learning of biology either directly or indirectly into their work. Vernier Software and Technology also provides a Student Travel Award that is available for graduate students entering the competition. The Student Travel Award is selected from proposal submissions. Proposals submitted after the August 15th, 2014 deadline will NOT be allowed to compete in the Student Poster Competition. Entries are limited to one poster per student.
To create the most positive experience, students and advisers are strongly encouraged to review the guidelines and scoring rubric for the Poster Session.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Kathy Gallucci at firstname.lastname@example.org.