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Showcase 2019 Prepare and submit abstracts

Prepare and submit abstracts

For GPSA Research Exposition

Abstract requirements

To participate, you must submit an abstract summarizing your research findings, scholarship, or creative work. Your abstract must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Submit by the deadline: Wed.,  Jan. 15.
  • 250-word limit, strictly enforced
  • Write for an educated lay audience.
    If you have an existing poster with an abstract that uses technical terminology, that abstract may remain part of your presentation. However, the abstract you submit to apply for this event should be written for a general audience and be free of jargon.
  • Demonstrate original work that is of scientific, scholarly, or creative significance.
    • For scientific projects: Clearly state a project goal or hypothesis. Summarize results and conclusions reached.
    • For creative projects: Clearly describe the creative endeavor and methods used to accomplish it. Include program notes that provide context for the creative process.
  • Represent completed work.
    Proposals for future work are not acceptable. If work is in progress (a likely scenario), the abstract should report on what has been done so far. You may indicate next steps, as long as you clearly describe steps already completed.
  • Follow the format in the template provided below.

GPSA abstract submission template

Submitted abstracts must adhere to the following 3-section template. Include the headings below for each section.

  • Principal topic
    Introduce your topic. Discuss your theoretical framework. Discuss why this research is important and/or relevant in your field.
  • Method
    Clarify your research question/hypotheses/propositions. Describe your data, variables, methods, etc.
  • Results/implications
    Provide a summary of your results. Describe how these results impact your field. Why are these results important in your field of study?

Examples may be found among the 2019 abstracts and in the 2019 event program (pdf). If referencing the event program, look for abstracts from GPSA Research Exposition. The document also contains abstracts for Academic Showcase, which follow different formatting requirements.

Submit my abstract

Deadline: Wed., Jan. 15.