general, posters are a key component of communicating your research and
an important element in a successful scientific career. Poster
presentations give the participants the chance to ask and explain fields
of their research to small(er) groups and thus yield high quality
information due to closer interaction between each other.
In order to successfully participate in the DPG
Summer School "Applied Photonics", each participant is asked to prepare a
(scientific) poster presentation of their field of reserach and/or
interest or even contain information about past internships.
may select their own template to use. Please note that a
proper template for a poster has to be used. A power point
presentation -cut & pasted on a poster - is inacceptable.
Students are encouraged to search for and utilize different types of
They are to be printed independently on a 70 cm x 100 cm size sheet.
Posters must contain the following items
- Name of company / university (logos!)
- Location of internship / scientific work
- Name of the student
- Semester(s) or years worked at the internship or scientific work
- Short description of the work/research field
- 1-2 examples of significant project(s) or work accomplished
- Short summary (results) of project(s) or work
- Use visualized data (Photographs, Graphs etc.)
- Share your experience
- Skills gained
- Lessons learned
- Challenges and how you overcame them
- Does (or did) your experience influence your goals?
Tips for creating poster presentation:
Free PowerPoint templates are also available online at:
- Attention! You have to have permission of your internship workplace and/or university before presenting a project or research in order to not violate any license agreements or otherwise lawfully binding contracts!
- Keep the target audience in mind. Many of these posters will be seen (and rated) by professionals.
- Be clear and precise in both content as well as presentation.
- Your poster has to draw attention, but do not use too many flashy graphics or effects - the content, clarity and readability are important!
- Remember to check your grammar and spelling.
- Be concise in your writing and use illustrations.
- Mind the given poster dimensions. If the submitted poster is to small, it will be expanded during the printing process, which will likely blur everything.