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Submissions will be accepted January 15th – March 15th, 2024

An abstract of your research or creative activity should be submitted using the registration site. Your abstract will be included on the Symposium website and will provide the reader with information about your research or creative activity. The abstract should be a concise and clear paragraph about the main ideas of your presentation. It should be a maximum of 300 words, not including title, authors, and affiliations. Avoid jargon and explain your project as clearly as possible for a non-specialist reader. Faculty mentors should review and approve the abstract prior to submission.  Please see the calendar of events for abstract writing workshop dates.

Guide for Abstract Preparation: Abstract Worksheet

The submission will require the following information:

  • All presenters’ names and email addresses. Only one submission per presentation is needed if there are co-presenters.
  • Faculty Mentor(s) name, email address, and department.
  • Title of Presentation. It should be clear, concise and no more than 30 words. Please use this generator to make sure your title is in the correct format MLA title capitalization format.
  • Abstract should be between 250 – 300 words.
  • Do not repeat the title here; do not list the names/affiliations of the authors; do not use references or subheadings.
  • The text must be a single paragraph and should include the following:
    • Background and Rationale (1-2 sentences): Provide some background and a rationale for the study. What do your readers need to know before they can understand why you performed this scholarship/creative activity? Set the stage for further information on the topic.
    • Methods (1-2 sentences): Provide methods for how you accomplished your goals. How did you perform the study? What methods did you use to achieve your results? Check that your methods connect to your results.
    • Results (2-3 sentences): Choose your most significant findings and describe them. What did you accomplish? What is most important for people to know about your work? Share only the critical findings.
    • Conclusions (1-2 sentences): Interpret your results for a broader audience. What can you conclude from your study? How do your results impact larger issues? Make sure your conclusions are supported by your results (preliminary or expected results are acceptable).

Please note: If your registration is submitted correctly, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you have questions, check out our submission help page. If the help page does not address your question, please contact Jessica Schuld at jlschuld@uwm.edu