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Abstract Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines when preparing your abstract:

  • Review your abstract with your faculty sponsor before submitting your application.

  • Prepare your abstract in Microsoft Word (or a similar program) before beginning your application so that you can copy and paste the abstract text into the Abstract field in the application form.

  • Use the third person point of view. For example, write "The research shows that …" NOT "I discovered that…".

  • Word limit: 200 words or less for abstract text.

  • Do not include graphics, pictures, spreadsheets, etc.

  • Check for correct spelling and grammar.

  • Prepare as a single paragraph.

  • Do NOT include a title in the abstract text field in the application (the presentation title is entered in a separate field).