Abstract Guidelines for the Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business

What To Know

Please note that students will be asked to submit two abstracts. One will be a maximum of 250 words, and the second will be a maximum of 125 words. The shorter abstract will be included in the symposium program.
An abstract should have the title, names of authors, and the body of the abstract. The body of the abstract should include the four elements describing the following:

  1. Problem/nature and significance of the topic
  2. Method/investigative strategy
  3. Results
  4. Conclusion

The title should reflect the content and emphasis of the project/research described (maximum of 30 words, in bold type, Times New Roman, font size - 16 pt. This is separate from the body of the abstract).

Name of Authors

The names of the authors including the department, college affiliation should appear separate from the abstract. The primary and co-advisors should be indicated as such. The presenter's name should be underlined. Times New Roman, font size - 14 pt. This is also separate from the body of the abstract).

Body of the Abstract

An abstract is a brief, concise summarizing statement of the work, no longer than 250 words in length. It gives the reader a summary of the problem, method, results and conclusions of your work. To ensure quality, it is recommended that your abstract is reviewed by your faculty mentor. The body of the abstract should include the following elements:

1. Problem: Describe the problem or research question that is the subject of the study and the importance in studying this issue

2. Method: Describe the approach used to conduct the study (i.e., the procedures or methods)

3. Results: Describe the principal findings or results

The Fashion School

The Fashion School will print student posters for the symposium: 

  • Printing is available for $20 per poster (for the Undergraduate Research Symposium only) while supplies and resources last. This offer will occur on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Students must allow at least 2 working days to have files printed.
  • Files should be available in PDF, TIFF, JPG, PSD and/or AI formats (No Word or PowerPoint files).
  • Students can bring the electronic file on a USB drive to 302 Rockwell Hall before 12 p.m. and after 1:00 p.m.


Interested students should contact James Ahmad in the Fashion School's TechStyleLAB for more information.

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