Carbon Reduction Challenge

An initiative of the GT College fo Sciences and Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at Georgia Tech, in collaboration with the Georgia Climate Project

Poster Resources

CRC Poster Session Info 

Bring:  Your 3’x4’ poster (landscape or portrait); stands and tacks will be provided 

Dress code:  business casual 

NOTE:  Please invite your boss and/or partners from your company to the poster session. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

Tips for making a good poster: 

CONTENT 

  • Include a statement of problem at the beginning; serves as intro/overview of topic area 
  • list components of plan at beginning of poster – be concise! 
  • quantify CO2 reductions (in pounds), and CITE your sources 
  • quantify $$ saved! 
  • use figures, graphs, and schematics to demonstrate your points 
  • place CO2 reductions in context (how much CO2 does the average American emit every year? Or provide alternative comparisons that enable people to see what the impact of you reductions are) 
  • demonstrate scaleability – how much CO2 would be reduced if your changes were implemented on a large scale? 

PRESENTATION 

  • keep text to a minimum 
  • large font title and authors at top of poster 
  • display evidence for C reductions (photos, receipts) to illustrate that you followed your plan 
  • place text in textboxes; use roughly 25pt font throughout poster (title, headings larger) 
  • text and figures should flow logically from beginning (upper left) to end (lower right) of poster 
  • make sure all text on figures, etc is large enough to see (18pt font minimum) 
  • include references in textbox at end of poster (if explicitly used in poster) 

Oral poster presentations: 

If somebody asks you to explain your research, they are looking for a 2-3 minute overview, hitting only the main points, referring when possible to your main figures, and ending with the “bottom line”. You will need to practice this (as you will be evaluated on it!) They may ask you questions during or following your overview presentation – be prepared to answer questions and engage in in-depth discussions about your research. 

Judging:  Each member of the team will be judged on how they present the poster, answer questions, and on their contributions to the finished poster itself. If groups want to go through a “dry run” prior to the final poster session, let us know.