Abstracts

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Abstracts and Presentations

Introduction

Conference attendees wishing to present the findings of their research at the conference MUST submit for review, an abstract, describing their research and findings.  The abstract must be submitted no later than Friday, September 18, 2015.

Abstract Format 

  •  The abstract must be written in complete sentences, and abbreviations should be avoided 
  •  The abstract should present to the reader a comprehensive idea of the study 
  •  Typically, images and references are not included in abstracts 
  •  Submit the abstract using the Presentation Guidelines Document
  •  Use the sample abstract as a guide. 

Abstract Content 

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

  • A short, descriptive title followed by the list of names of all authors 
  • A statement of the hypothesis or proposition (Introduction, Background or Specific Aim) 
  • A 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 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 list of research areas that qualify for presentation at the Conference has been published

 

Registration Requirement

Presenters MUST be registered, for the conference, by midnight on September 30, 2015 to maintain their presentation slot at the conference.

Oral Presentations

The 10-minute presentation (to be followed by a five-minute question period) may be accompanied by a PowerPoint or Prezi slide show.  The slide show should be sent by e-mail in advance of the conference (no later than 12:00 Noon, on Friday, October 9, 2015) to mcnair@fiu.edu. Use your full name for the file name; e.g., a file submitted by Mark Moore would be named mark_moore.pptx.  We recommend, strongly, that, as a backup, you also bring your presentation to the conference on a thumb drive.

Posters

Please note that the maximum size for posters is 36 inches x 48 inches (either landscape or portrait orientation). Posters may be smaller. They may be printed on paper alone, laminated or mounted on foam core (although the last option is not recommended). Deliver the poster, between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 15, 2015, in the lobby of the Graham Center ballroom (It will be posted for you in the appropriate room/session.) The day’s programming will then begin in the ballroom, where a continental breakfast will be served while the opening speaker makes his/her presentation.  Additional helpful suggestions for poster presenters can be found at the WISC Writing Center Website; your Web browser will be re-directed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center Web site, in a new window.

Presentation Schedule

Your scheduled presentation time (or times, if you are doing both a poster and an oral presentation) will be sent to you, by e-mail, as well as posted on this page.

Registration

Presenters MUST be registered by midnight on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 to maintain their presentation slot at the conference.

 

Presentation Specifications

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

Submit an Abstract