University of Washington School of Public Health

SPH Undergraduate Symposium

The School of Public Health will hold the third annual Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, May 26, 2016
from 4 – 6 pm in the UW South Campus Center.

The Undergraduate Symposium is a chance for students from across the School’s undergraduate majors and minors to demonstrate how they have applied the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom to address public health problems through research, internship, and capstone experiences.  Students from the following programs are invited to present:  The Public Health Major, the Environmental Health Major, the Health Informatics and Health Information Management Major, the Global Health Minor, and the Nutritional Sciences Minor.

The Symposium also provides a forum for current students, prospective students, faculty, and the community to discuss current topics in public health.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event which will include poster presentations and a reception.

Your RSVP is appreciated.

Poster Guidelines & Tips for Presenters

Students will be notified of their participation no later than Friday, April 22, 2016.
A Symposium Poster & Planning Session will be held Wednesday, April 27 at 4:30 pm in the SPH Student Lounge, Health Sciences F-332. 

  • Most students prefer to use PowerPoint to set up their posters, but you can also use Illustrator or InDesign.
  • Your poster should be 40" x 32", landscape.  Semi-gloss paper is recommended. Your poster should be borderless, with no mounting, lamination or grommets. 
  • You do not need to mount your poster. Easels and foam boards will be provided to you at the Symposium.  You will bring your poster rolled, and when you arrive you will unroll it and clip it to the board on the easel assigned to you.
  • The SPH logo (Soul Catcher and word mark) should be in the lower left corner of the poster, and the University of Washington purple W patch should be in the right corner. You have some flexibility about where you put these logos, but they must be present somewhere visible on your poster. 

  • SPH Logo:

    University of Washington Signature Logo Art:   

  • Check with your mentor, supervisor, or instructor regarding whether or not there are additional agency/funder logos which should be included, either by using their logo or including them in your acknowledgements.
  • A proof is a small printed version of the poster to check for errors or problems.  Proofs are an additional cost but can save you a big headache.
  • The UW’s Undergraduate Research Symposium Website has links to many poster design resources:
  • Students applying to or presenting at the  UW Undergraduate Research Symposium are encouraged to use the same or similar materials for the SPH Undergraduate Symposium.

Printing Your Poster

Large-format poster printing is available on-campus at:

  • UW Posters - Health Sciences Photographic & Digital Imaging  T-271 HSB, phone: 206-543-9275
  • Dawg Prints Creative Communications  Communication B-042, phone: 206-616-5244

Additional locations near campus include:

If you have any questions, please contact your relevant SPH academic adviser or email

2015 Symposium Program