The Idea Sharing sessions of the 1984 NACTA Conference used posters for the first time while the Entomological Society of America, my own professional organization, has had posters as a part of its formal conference for about a decade. The popularity of posters is evidenced by the increase in numbers of such presentations from 94 in 1984 to 124 in 1985. Internationally, entomologists at the XVIIth International Congress of Entomology (Hamburg,Germany, Aug. 1984) used a total of 268 poster presentations. Recently, I observed on a trip to China that many research stations also presented their research methodology and results to us through the medium of posters.
student assignments, poster presentations