Creating Scientific Posters

Learn how to create scientific posters that your colleagues and advisors will not stop talking about. Our expert presenter helps you learn how to display your work with award-winning design.

Your scientific poster is your opportunity to communicate your research and thoughts in a static visual medium, and allows you to show and discuss your work in an interactive format. This seminar will give you tips on how you can create an attractive and easy-to-read poster presentation so viewers can quickly discern your message. 

Watch the video below.

Instructor Profile

Lana Koepke Johnson graduated from Midland Lutheran College (Fremont, NE) with degrees in Biology and Natural Science, and received a Master's degree from UNL in Museum Studies with a concentration in Scientific Illustration. She also studied scientific illustration at the University of Arizona.

Lana's professional background includes experience in teaching, scientific illustration, web design, and medical research.  She has taught college level science courses and worked in medical research as well as worked as an illustrator and a freelance artist. Currently she works for the University of Nebraska in Lincoln as a Web project manager and teaches a graduate Scientific Illustration course and Presentation Methods course for the Entomology Department.

She is a professional member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) ( and currently serves as president of the GNSI Great Plains Chapter. She has presented and taught many seminars and classes at the yearly GNSI meetings.


"My lab enjoyed the poster webinar today. Two people from my lab signed up for the webinar, but we viewed it as a group...

Thanks for making this available!  We look forward to your coming webinars.  Viewing as a group was a good use of a lab meeting!"

Mary Liz Jameson, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
Wichita State University

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