Symposium Submission Requirements

Abstract Submissions

Online submission is available until October 12. We request that you submit an abstract of your poster presentation before Friday, October 12, 12 pm.

Example Abstract

The lead researcher will submit on or before Oct. 12th:

  • Contact information
  • Title of the research project
  • Author names (and affiliations)
  • Abstract (400 words or less)

Submission requirements: 

A few notes about submission:

  • Primary contributor’s name
  • Contact Information
  • Primary department of your research.
  • Abstract submissions can be by either the student or faculty member. The faculty member is typically listed as the last author.
  • Submissions with 5 or more authors must complete the submission, but in addition, please email your abstract including all authors and affiliations directly to Mary Tracy Bee in a Word formatted document. 
  • Abstract:  The body of the abstract is limited to 400 words or less. Do not indent the paragraph. The abstract should consist of text only. Do not include citations, tables or illustrations, or use undefined abbreviations. The abstract should consist of text only. Do not include citations, tables, nor illustrations, or use undefined abbreviations.  Do not include references in the abstract. If within your abstract, you must include a formula or a special symbol, please send this directly to Dr. Mary Tracy-Bee at as a pdf file and as a .docx file. 
  • By October 14 you will be informed of your poster number. 
  • Deadline for poster printing:  Monday, Oct 17, 12 pm. Submit your poster printing link submission form here. If you have any questions regarding poster printing, please direct them to Bruce Balconi. Bruce can be reached at:
  • Know your poster number before you arrive to set up.  This will expedite the setup period. 
  • We require one of the authors or a responsible designee to be present at your poster between 9:00 am and 1 pm to interact with the judges and visitors.  
  • Please direct any questions about abstract submission and publication to Dr. Mary Tracy-Bee at 

    We are looking forward to learning about your research. Thank you for your involvement.   

Instructions for poster presentations

Any questions regarding your submission should be directed to Mary Tracy Bee at


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