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 and complete. The presentation abstract is limited to 250 words or less, not counting title, name (or names if co-authors), mentor, and department information.

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

Abstracts will be accepted as space allows. The first 30 poster submissions will be paid for by STARS.

Submit your abstract:

The abstract must be reviewed and approved by your faculty mentor.  Your mentor submits the abstract to the Abstract Submission System.  If you have questions about your abstract, please contact Dr. Frances Shen at fshen3@uis.edu.

View abstract examples:

Submit your registration form & photo:

  • The registration process occurs after you receive confirmation that the abstract is received for inclusion at STARS.
  • Both the faculty mentor and student presenter will need to complete an online registration form.
  • If a presentation has multiple student presenters, the lead student presenter will complete the online registration form for him/herself and all co-presenters.
  • Registration begins December 1st, 2017.
  • Presenters have the option to upload a photo to be included in the symposium program as part of the registration process.
  • Learn more about submitting your registration form & photo.

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