Try Officemax etc., for foam core poster boards "ready-to-go" or buy the
foam core and make whatever style you need. In our SEM lab I use 2 x 4
ceiling tile slabs leaning against the wall [could be wall mounted, but I
consider them disposable] to pin SEM pictures to. As long as the edges are
intact they don't look bad and are quickly covered with the students' work.
What textured portions are visible aren't detracting from the overall
effect. [I had planned to wrap them in shelf paper but students pinned their
work in place so fast and covered so much of the surface that I didn't
bother. BUT... they are flimsy and break too easily.
"Robinson, Dr. David" wrote:
> In the past year or two my small, private college has been organizing a
> Undergraduate Research event that is essentially a poster session, where
> students (mostly seniors) put together posters to describe the research
> they have been doing in various faculty member's labs.
>> Up until now, the students have just been gluing their posters onto
> cardboard and then taping that to the walls of a large, public foyer
> that we have on campus......it "works", but looks a little amateurish.
>> We would like to have conference-quality poster boards that are
> free-standing, like what is used at most annual scientific meetings,
> instead of attaching things to walls.
>> But, alas, our budget is small. Does anyone have advice on how to
> purchase cheaply (or even build ourselves) good poster boards????
>> Dave Robinson
> Biology Dept.
> Bellarmine University
> Louisville, KY