HBOI Graduate Student Request for Poster Printer




Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute


Alderman, Pamela

Budget Manager:

Morgan, Gregory M

Project Manager:

Beaman, Nelson T

Proposal Approvers

Dept. Chair:

Post, Anton

Local IT:



Davis, Megan




Bagdonas, Joseph A.

Proposal Funding

Year 1:

$ 0.00

Year 2:

$ 0.00

Year 3:

$ 0.00


$ 0.00

Proposal Funding versus Average


Justification: All HBOI undergraduate and graduate students are required to submit a research project and present the project to a group of HBOI scientists. In addition, the students may be required to submit posters at regional or national conferences. One example: HBOI students are required to submit posters for the Indian River Lagoon Symposium, a three day event for researchers and the community that focuses on water quality and management, harmful algae blooms, human and marine mammal health, conservation and other HBOI research topics. Graduate students enrolled in the new Master of Science Program in Marine Science and Oceanography, and the new doctoral track in Integrated Biology will have multiple requirements for poster presentations, as this format is considered one of the first research formats used for the student to practice presenting their research and answering questions with a discerning scientific audience. Problem that the HBOI Poster Printer addresses: The HBOI students have complained that the external vendor quality is inconsistent, cannot be altered once submitted, and is a time-consuming process that can be eliminated with the in-house production of posters. Students argue that self-created posters will be more professional, allow them to reduce the time to completion, eliminate the editing constraints, and increase the quality and ease of production. In addition, the students will be honing a skillset that will be useful to communicate their future research and work to numerous audiences.
none required
Hardware Requirements
HP DesignerJet Poster Printer Z5200 postscript for large scale printing: 4,455.00
Software Requirements
Personnel Costs
Other Costs
ink supplies: 632.00 extended service agreement: 715.00 shipping 89.00
Award April 2018 Order May 2018 Installation & Use: June 2018
Students have been requesting a poster printer for several years. Although the current Graduate Student Association has offered to maintain and print posters for HBOI, HBOI OIT has offered to support the students and budget for supplies.
Resource Matching
HBOI OIT has offered operational funds for the sustainability.
Implementing Organization

Proposal Budget

Fiscal Year 1 Fiscal Year 2 Fiscal Year 3 Total
Hardware One-Time $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Hardware Recurring $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Software One-time $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Software Recurring $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Personnel One-time $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Personnel Recurring $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Other One-time $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Other Recurring $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Totals $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00

Supporting Documentation

Filename Size Description
Quote 54843 POster Printer.pdf 113,154b Poster Printer Quote