Abstract Writing Assistance
For assistance getting started, consult the following web sites:

Computer assistance
University of Missouri - Saint Louis Computing Lab

University of Missouri - Saint Louis Information Technology Services
(they offer great short courses---for free!)

Poster Assistance
For assistance getting started with your design, consult the following websites (if the website gives directions for using the Publisher program and you are using PowerPoint, note that ideas about design and content are very useful)

The following website provides a 20-minute audio/visual tutorial on how to create a poster. (Note that the file is very big, so only users with with a broadband internet connection should attempt to open it. All campus computers should successfully open the document.)

Instruction Technology Services
For assistance creating the PowerPoint file or creating nice tables and illustrations, remember that University of Missouri - Saint Louis's Instruction Technology Services offers free short courses on using PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and more.

Writing assistance
University of Missouri - Saint Louis Writing Lab (besides the individualized help you can get by actually going to the writing lab, the website also offers links to useful instructions about grammar and writing)

University of Missouri - Saint Louis Student Success Center (they offer great workshops---for free!)