An abstract of your research or creative activity should be submitted using the form provided. Your abstract will be included in the Symposium program and will provide the general reader with information about your research or creative activity. This should be a concise and clear statement of the main ideas of your presentation. It should be a maximum of 250 words, not including title, authors and affiliations. Avoid jargon and explain as clearly as possible for the non-professional reader to understand. Faculty sponsors should review and approve abstract prior to submission.
If your abstract contains symbols, you must submit a separate PDF file as an email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the First Authors name and title of presentation.
The names of student Co-authors on the presentation should be included when the First Author registers and submits the abstract. Each attending person, including Co-Authors, Faculty and Guests, must register separately.
Registration and Abstract submission deadline will be March 2, 2012.
The First Author for each presentation will need to submit the final Abstract that has been approved by the sponsoring faculty and Co- Authors. This submission will require the following information:
1. First Author's name (person who's name appears first on the presentation), email address and affiliation (university and department / program)
Faculty Sponsor(s) name, email address.
Student Co-Authors' names (up to five) and emails for each.
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 250 words, not including the title, names of authors, and affiliations. The text is usually a single paragraph that should include the following:
Background and Rationale (1-2 sentences): Provide some background and a rationale for the study. What does your reader need 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 match the upcoming results.
Results (2-3 sentences): Choose your most significant findings and describe them. What did you accomplish? What is most important for your peers to know about your work? Share the critical findings only.
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.
If your abstract contains symbols, you must submit a separate PDF file as an email attachment to: email@example.com. Be sure to include the First Author's name and title of presentation.