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Abstract Submission Opens: January 6th, 2021
Deadline to Submit: March 8th, 2021 at 11:59pm

An abstract of your research or creative activity should be submitted using the registration site. Your abstract will be included in the Symposium program 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 sponsors should review and approve the abstract prior to submission.  Please see the calendar link for dates for abstract writing workshops.

Guide for Abstract Preparation: Abstract Worksheet

The submission will require the following information:

  1. All presenters’ names and email addresses. This year, each co-presenter does NOT need to register separately. Only one submission per presentation is needed. A submission will generate an email to co-presenters and any accommodations they may require. Faculty Sponsor(s) name, email address, and affiliation. Student Co-Authors’ names (up to five) and emails.
  2. Title of Presentation. This should be clear and concise and no more than 20 words long.
  3. Main Text of Abstract: A maximum of 300 words.  Do not repeat the title here; do not list the names/affiliations of the authors; do not use references.  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 check out our submission help page. If the help page does not address your question, please contact Jessica Schuld at