Resources for Students

Cornell Library of Science and Engineering

Each course in our introductory series Biology 001 & 002 is team taught by a staff of 8 professionals who welcome students to discuss all aspects of the course in office hours and appointments. Our intermediate courses and advanced seminars are taught by individual professors who welcome students to discuss all aspects of their courses in office hours and appointments. For more information about academic support in the Department of Biology, contact our Academic Coordinator, Dr. Philip Kudish.

Peer Academic Support

Science Associates Program (SAs) 

Laboratory Teaching Assistants (TAs) 

Writing Associates Program (WAs)

Dean's Tutor Program

Additional Resources

Bio OCS credit pre-estimation

Bio SA-TA Application

Neuroscience Major Application

Biology Major-Minor Application

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Library Resources


Designing Posters

The Biology Department has a dedicated large format printer capable of printing 36 and 42 inch scientific posters. High gloss poster paper is available for off-campus scientific meetings. Please contact Matt Powell (x8046) for assistance.

The ITS department has two large-format printers available to students for non-biology related posters.

For guidance in poster formatting, please see Colin Purrington's designing conference posters website for a definitive guide to preparing a scientific poster.

We recommend downloading one of our PowerPoint templates below. If using your own template, FIRST adjust the size. Sigma Xi recommends 36 inches high by 48 inches wide. Before printing you must first save it as a PDF.

PowerPoint is available on each Mac in the Biology Department Computer Lab (Martin 118) and is also available from the ITS downloads page.

If you use an alternate software application such as InDesign for your poster, please save as a PDF prior to printing. 

Poster Printing instructions [pdf]