Poster stands

Boards and frames for poster sessions

As part of its mission to support the research enterprise in the Greater Portland scientific and engineering community, the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of Sigma Xi (the C-W Chapter) makes poster boards and frames available for rent at a nominal charge. There are 99 double-sided poster display boards (4 feet by 6 feet, plastic) with supporting frames, which can be assembled in rows of up to 8 display boards (16 posters). The frames are designed for easy assembly, disassembly, and transportation. The boards display the Sigma Xi chapter logo and name on both sides. Poster dimensions should be less than 104 cm high x 145 cm wide (41" x 57"), landscape orientation. The poster frames are stored and their rental managed on the Portland State University campus.

Groups interested in renting frames and boards should make a reservation request at least two weeks in advance. A calendar of existing reservations is below. Expect an email response from a Chapter representative, to arrange mutually convenient times for pickup and return of the equipment. Once the number of frame units to be rented is definite, expect an emailed invoice from the Chapter. The rental fee of $5 per frame+board unit, per conference or event, is payable to the Chapter. The rental fee covers parts and maintenance.

· If a party is not able to pay the rental fee, it should solicit a donation from another party on its behalf. Assistance in finding a donor can be requested from Michelle Girts (magirts {a~t}, chapter vice-president.

· Renters of the boards and frames are responsible for transportation of the displays from, and return to, the storage location at Portland State University, as well as set up and tear-down. The diagrams below show how the frame + board units are assembled; further instruction will be provided at the time of pickup.

In preparing the stands for return, please 1) remove all push-pins, clamps, and tape; 2) don't try to take apart the foot pieces, since they're permanently glued.

· The Chapter encourages the parties borrowing the poster frames to participate as judges in the annual Chapter Student Research Symposium (SRS), and to promote and mentor research submittals in the SRS by their undergrad and grad students.

The chapter is grateful to Dr. Erik Sánchez (PSU Physics) for the innovative design and construction of the equipment and to Dr. Scott Burns (PSU Geology) for access and user instruction.

Calendar of existing reservations: