- All abstracts must be submitted by Feb. 1.
- Accepted abstracts must contain:
- A hypothesis or research question being tested, or a disciplinary challenge being addressed and its importance or interest to you;
- Research and scholarly methods used;
- Summary findings (even if preliminary); and a
- Conclusive statement. Abstracts missing any of the items above will be rejected.
- All fields within the submission portal must be completed.
- Individuals who have video uploads must ensure privacy of the video submission. Instructions for ensuring privacy can be accessed here.
Please ensure that your research has met necessary research compliance requirements. For additional information regarding approvals for the use of human subjects or live vertebrate animals please see the IRB or Animal Care and Use Committee websites.
Abstract Submissions Only Accepted from Undergraduate Students!
Abstracts Should Include the Following
Abstract Evaluation and Selection For Competition
- Clarity of the abstract. Does the abstract provide all of the information needed by the judges in order to make a selection? Is it concise and to the point?
- Quality and relevance of the research, creative work. Is the work that is undertaken relevant to the current state of knowledge in the field? Is it a potentially important contribution to the field? Is it contextual? Are the conclusions supported by the results? Is the work of interest to a general audience?
- Creativity, originality and scientific validity. Is the work novel? Was the work carried out according to accepted and valid methods in the relevant field?
- Evaluation Criteria/Rubrics for Posters, Papers, and Artistic Presentations can be found below: