Synthesizing Assignment

Detailed instructions for Applied Experience assignments are available in Blackboard.

The purpose of the Synthesizing Assignment (SA) is to connect your individual experience with the broader world of public health. An SA is comprised of three components:

  1. Academic poster. The main format of your SA is an academic poster, which can be used for any AE site, whether research or practice-oriented.
  2. Display and share. Details about opportunities to display and share your poster and how to submit for free printing will be disseminated as they become available. Possibilities include the Public Health Student Forum’s fall event or the JHU DREAMS Day in the spring.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Educational Resources provides excellent videos and handouts on effective poster design.


Before you begin your SA, review the following: