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We welcome abstracts to be considered for presentation during the FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference. During the initial abstract submission, you will have the option to specify interest in doing an oral presentation or a poster session. All abstract submissions will be reviewed by the selection committee following the submission period, and presenters will be notified by email when their abstract has been chosen.

Abstract Format

  • Your abstract must be written in complete sentences and abbreviations should be avoided as much as possible
  • The abstract should present to the reader a comprehensive idea of your study
  • Images and references are typically not included in abstracts
  • Submit your abstract in the format following the instructions provided below:
    - The title, names of authors and addresses must be stated; indicate with an asterisk (*) who will be presenting. Bold the title and presenter’s name
    - Type abstract single spaced, 11 point type size, Arial font, fully justified margins
  • Submit your abstract as a PDF file.
  • Use the sample abstract as a guide.

Abstract Content

All abstract submissions are reviewed according to the criteria outlined below. Your abstract should be informative and contain the following in specific order:

  • A short, specific title followed by the list of all authors
  • A statement of the hypothesis or proposition (Introduction, Background or Specific Aim)
  • A brief synopsis of the content, or statement of the methods, whichever is pertinent (Materials and Methods)
  • A summary of the results obtained, if applicable
  • A general statement of conclusion, if possible
  • Discussion/Summary such as a brief statement of what impact the presentation or research findings will have on the sciences and/or humanity
  • A maximum of one full page (approximately 700 words) in length; abstracts should not be written in the first person
  • Acknowledgements to respective schools, programs, departments, mentors, labs, etc.

Qualifying Research Areas

The following areas of research qualify for presentation at the Conference:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
  3. Engineering
  4. Geosciences
  5. Life Sciences
  6. Mathematical Sciences
  7. Physics and Astronomy
  8. Psychology
  9. Social Sciences
  10. Other STEM fields, for example:  Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Medicine, etc.

Presentation Specifications

Pay close attention to the specifications for the presentation.
Download the presentation specifications in PDF format.
Download the presentation specifications in MS Word format.