Call for Abstracts

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Prepare your abstract:

  • An abstract is a summary of the project, and should reflect the professional format normally associated with scholarly work in the discipline (e.g., an abstract of an artistic performance may be similar to the program notes that typically accompany such a performance; science abstracts typically include background information, methods, results, and a brief discussion). All abstracts will appear on the conference web site and in the printed symposium program.  Student authors should adhere to professional submission standards when possible when preparing abstracts and should work with their faculty mentors to ensure that their abstract is correct, complete, and that all guidelines are followed. The body of the abstract should adhere to the guidelines below, and it can be composed and edited using standard word processing software.
  • Use Times New Roman, 12 point font.
  • Limit your abstract to 250 words or less, not counting title, name (or names if co-authors), mentor, and department information. The abstract should consist of a single paragraph, single-spaced, left-justified and without indentation.
  • Type the title of the abstract in bold upper and lower case letters (not all caps).
  • Type the student presenter name(s) followed by an asterisk (*) and the faculty mentor name(s) with (Mentor) and the department in bold. See the example for your discipline below.

Abstract deadlines:

Submission System Opens:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Early Submission Deadline (to guarantee free poster printing):  Friday, December 15, 2017

Final Submission Deadline: Friday, February 16th, 2018 at 5pm

Submit your abstract:

  • Your approved abstract should be submitted by your faculty mentor to

View abstract examples:

Submit your registration form & photo:

  • Complete  the online registration form and upload a photo of yourself to the form. This photo will appear in the symposium program next to your abstract . Photos should be in jpg format.STARS