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Abstract Submission & Presentation Info


Abstract Submission Instructions
(due Sept. 6, 2019 for all presenters)
:  All registered students are able to present a poster or oral presentation at our conference. You don't need to submit an abstract before you register.  Word Count for Abstract: 125 words or less.
Click here to submit an abstract

Useful information about the poster and oral presentations:

Poster Presentation Information:  There will be two sessions on Thursday, October 3 in the Atrium of the Student Union Building (SUB).   This area will attract a lot of traffic.  Please make sure you bring your poster with you to registration on October 3 so we can collect it and set it up well ahead of the event.  Also, please put your name on your poster tube so we can return it to you after the event.  We have enlisted volunteer evaluators (faculty and grad students) that will be circulating and filling out evaluations of the posters so that presenters can receive feedback.  
Poster Dimensions: 36”tall x 48”wide--Landscape Orientation Only.  TIP--Roll your poster with the images and text facing outward before placing it in a travel tube.  It will display better during the session.

Oral Presentation Information(your exact presentation time will be posted within a week of the event)

  • 12 Concurrent sessions on Friday, October 4 from 9:45 am to 3:50 pm on the top floor of the SUB (various rooms).
  • Format: 12-minute presentation, and 3 minutes for Q&A (15 min. total).  Please do not go over your allotted time so that everyone can have a full 15 minutes.
  • Organization of presentations:  To enhance your presentation experience at our conference, there will be evaluators and moderators (faculty, staff and grad students) in attendance that will fill out evaluation forms to provide feedback to presenters.
  • Please bring your presentation saved onto a thumb drive/USB drive.  Please arrive at your presentation room early, locate the moderator and ask him/her to assist you in copying your presentation to the laptop desktop before the session begins.  Then eject your USB drive.  Open up your presentation and make sure it works properly. 
  • Presentation Equipment:
    •  Laptops:  Apple MacBook Pros or Macbook Airs
    • SoftwareMicrosoft PowerPoint for Mac & Keynote
    • Presentation Remote/Clickers: Each room will have a “clicker” that can advance presentation slides and be used as a laser pointer.
    • Audio: The projectors have built in speakers that are quite good for the presentation rooms.  If you require bigger speakers, please notify us via email in advance.
    • Warning: Although Wi-Fi is available in the SUB, we cannot guarantee connectivity or quality bandwidth.  Therefore, we discourage the use of presentations that rely on the internet during the presentation.  Podiums are not available for every room in the SUB.

Evaluation forms will be given to presenters at the closing ceremony.