All Scholars Day Abstract Application

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All Scholars Day 2016 Program (PDF)


Please read through the information before scrolling down to the online submission form. Please contact Dr. Alicia Doerflinger ( with any questions.

General Information

  1. Deadline: abstracts MUST BE RECEIVED no later than Friday, March 18, 2016.
  2. Abstract submissions must be submitted online through this web page for All Scholars Day.
  3. Notification of session assignment will be e-mailed by Friday, April 8, 2016.
  4. All presentation titles and talks will be listed in a program, which will be available on All Scholars Day. 

Poster Instructions for Accepted Abstracts

  1. Poster dimensions are 36 inches high x 48 inches wide. Prepare your poster accordingly. Free standing poster boards and Poster trifold boards will be available at the conference site. Bring pushpins to attach your poster to the presentation board. 
  2. Posters must be presented by the primary author (or group of authors).
  3. Posters must be set up 10 minutes in advance of the assigned poster Session. The presenter is responsible for assembling the poster board and removing the poster at the end of the session.

Poster Presentation Sessions

  1. There will be multiple poster presentation sessions, each 1.5 hours long. Students are expected to stand with their poster for at least one hour of the session.
  2. All Investigative Studies Travel Grant recipients are required to attend and present their poster presentation.

Oral Presentation Instructions for Accepted Abstracts

  1. Oral presentations should be 10-12 minutes long, with 3-5 minutes for questions, unless otherwise noted (Some capstone sessions will have different time requirements; please confirm with your advisor what the expectations are as you prepare your talk.).
  2. All presentations should be submitted to the session chairperson 15 minutes in advance of the oral session.  Please have your presentation windows-ready in a .ppt file format, stored  on a jump drive. Please name your file with your last name_first name.

Oral Presentation Sessions

  1. There will be multiple oral presentation sessions, scheduled in the morning and afternoon.
  2. All sessions will be moderated by a faculty member.
  3. Audience members are welcome to switch sessions, but are encouraged NOT to switch DURING a presentation.
  4. Presenters are asked to remain at their session for the duration of the session.

Content of the Abstract (Please see the Abstract Submission form below)

1. Title of project and author(s), using last name, first initial. List the primary author as first author, but be sure to include all contributors, including your research mentor as last author

2. Abstract body is limited to 75 words.

3. Body of abstract: purpose of the study, methods used, summary of the results and conclusion reached (tentative conclusions or expected outcomes are fine!

4. References and credits SHOULD NOT be included in the abstract.

5. Use standard abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears.

6. Indicate whether you prefer to give a talk or present a poster (Please note that for some capstone projects and  honors theses, talks are required).

7. Abstracts will be evaluated as submitted. Proofread and edit your submission accordingly.

8. Please indicate the subject category your abstract most closely represents in the dropdown menu in the online submission form.

To check out archived All Scholars Day information, click here.