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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Discovery Day Research Posters

A Drexel graduate student explaining his research poster at Discovery Day.

Discovery Day 2022
Thursday, October 27

Submission Deadlines

  • Abstract submissions open: August 10
  • Deadline for platform abstract submissions: September 7
  • Deadline for poster abstract submissions: 11:30 p.m. on September 28

Please note, abstracts are limited to 2,000 characters and only one poster per presenter is permitted.

Poster Templates

PowerPoint templates for posters with Drexel University College of Medicine–approved logos can be found here:

Poster Guidelines

Please do not use the College "Studium Et Inventio" Seal, which is reserved for documents such as diplomas.

The maximum poster size for Discovery Day is 48" W X 36" H.

Watch Video: How to make and present a research poster – outline

Watch Video: How to make and present a research poster – create the poster

Watch Video: How to make and present a research poster – practice

Watch Video: How to make and present a research poster – what not to do

Poster Printing

Participants are responsible for printing their own posters prior to Discovery Day. There are two options for printing your poster:

Please note: Posters will not be delivered to the Convention Center. You must pick up your poster and bring it with you to Discovery Day.

Center for Scientific Communication and Outreach

When to submit:

It is strongly recommended that you submit your poster for printing no later than one week before the event. All posters submitted after that will be printed on a first come, first served basis.

How to submit:

  • Posters should be in a PPT (preferred) or PDF format.
  • The maximum poster size for Discovery Day is 48" W X 36" H.
  • The file should be emailed directly to:
    Raphael Lukov

    Phone: 215.762.1784
  • You will be notified of your pickup date by email.
  • Make sure you review the file submitted. We do not proofread.

Where to pick up your poster:

  • Center City Campus in the New College Building located at 245 N. 15th Street, 18th Floor, Room 18302A (directly across from the elevator).
    • Please see Raphael Lukov.
  • Posters can be picked up any time after your availability date, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Please make arrangements if you require a pickup outside these hours.
  • The pickup site is conveniently located one block from the Philadelphia Convention Center, and Discovery Day morning pickup is available for those who cannot travel to Center City before the day of the event.
  • A free shuttle service is provided from University City and Queen Lane.  The shuttle schedule is found on Drexel's transportation page.


  • Pricing is $50 for a Discovery Day poster using one of the templates above.
  • Payment for printing posters is due at the time of pickup in the form of department funding or organizational codes, cash or check. 
  • Credit cards are not accepted.
  • A $20 rush charge will be applied to posters needed in under 24 hours. 
  • This is a Discovery Day promotional price. Your poster will be printed EXACTLY as it is submitted. We do not provide proofreading services.

Graphics Lab at MacAlister Hall

The Graphics Lab is managed by Peter Groesbeck, graphic designer. The lab provides design work and large format printing and mounting.

How to Submit a Poster for Printing

Cost for printing is $4/square foot and an additional $2/square foot for mounting. Cash, check or interoffice charge are accepted.

  • You may email your file to or bring your file on a USB drive to the lab at MacAlister 4013 during hours listed below.
  • The maximum poster size for Discovery Day is 48" W X 36" H.
  • When you email us your file, name it as follows: last name, first initial, print size in inches, Mounted or Unmounted.
    • Example: SmithJ36X48Unmounted.jpg
  • All prints are done on Luster paper (semi-gloss) unless otherwise requested. Color or B&W are the same price.
  • You may send us a PowerPoint, PDF, JPEG or TIFF document. PDF is preferred.
  • Plan ahead. Sometimes it takes a few days to get a poster printed due to large volume.


Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 4 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and University Holidays

Contact Information

MacAlister Hall, Room 4013
Phone: 215.895.2926

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