Your completed abstract must be submitted using the submission form by March 1, at 4 p.m. You will be notified about your acceptance to the symposium by April 5.
Students may present their work in several formats:
- Oral paper presentations
- As part of a panel discussion, requested by a faculty member.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Students are required to identify a faculty member as the faculty sponsor of their project. The sponsor does not have to serve as a mentor of the student; he or she does, however, have to have familiarity with the project and deem it appropriate for presentation.
Abstracts for research papers should explain the author’s research question, methodology, and findings. Abstracts for non-research based papers should explain the author’s thesis, theoretical grounding, and/or original insights and contributions. Abstracts for creative work should include an explanation of that work.
If the work is co-authored, only the first author will apply on behalf of all co-authors. The names of all co-authors must be listed in the submission form.
If you have “special characters” (superscripts, subscripts, accents, etc.) and your abstract is accepted, you will be notified to submit a version of your abstract (as a Word document or PDF) so that we can include those characters in the program.
Abstracts will be reviewed using the guidelines described here.
Abstract writing tips:
Consider the following questions when preparing your abstract:
- Does the abstract clearly state the aim of the project (i.e. a research question, theoretical issue, or problem)?
- Is the significance of work clearly stated?
- If relevant, are the methods, data collection, and analysis procedures well-designed and appropriate to the question addressed?
- Are the conclusions justified in relation to the data and/or analysis/description?
- Is the abstract written clearly and organized well?
Questions about abstract submissions should be sent to email@example.com