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Guidelines and Instructions - Abstracts & Posters

  • As part of Undergraduate Research Day, participants will present their research by writing an abstract and preparing a poster presentation for the undergraduate poster session scheduled for 11:00am-1:00pm.
  • How To Apply – Application Deadline is Sunday, September 24, 2017
  • Abstract Instructions
    • The abstract should present a synopsis of the research, indicating:
      • Purpose
      • Procedures or methods followed
      • Results achieved
      • Conclusions (if any) which have been reached.
      • Sample abstracts are available
    • Abstract formatting
      • Typed and double spaced
      • Times New Roman 12 point font
      • No more than 300 words
      • Note your name and institution, the title and authors on your abstract
      • Please ask your research advisor to review and approve your abstract before submission
  • Poster Instructions
    • The size of the poster board is 60"wide x 40" tall
    • Include the title of your research project (short and specific) in your poster
    • Include authors and the institution/division/department/center/etc. (all that apply) in which you have been researching
    • Your poster must be set up and ready to be viewed prior to the plenary lecture scheduled for 10:00am

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for additional questions.

Can’t find the answer? Contact the Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs via email at or call (585) 275-4522.