Abstract SubmissionStudent Research Day 2017

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For abstract submission guidelines, please download the 2017 Student Research Day Application Guide.

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Beginning in 2017, students participating in Student Research Day may choose to present in one of the following categories:


Oral presentations provide a forum in which authors can share research or project results to a large audience of peers. If you have completed your project, or have reached a significant milestone on the way toward publishable work, you can qualify to give an oral presentation at Student Research Day. If your application is selected in this category, you will be assigned to a specific session and a time slot, and allowed no more than 10 minutes to present your project as a PowerPoint presentation.


Poster presentations will be made to members of the campus community attending the event. Poster presentations are an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate research. Posters may be displayed for individual research projects, creative projects, applied projects, class projects, group projects, or for faculty-led research with student participation. If your research project is still underway, or if it is a part of a larger project, you can present the status of your contribution to the work in a poster format. Additionally, students who do not wish to present their research orally may elect to present their findings in visual form. For each poster, an abstract describing the project is required containing a statement of the issue or problem leading to the need for the research. 


Roundtable presentations are among the most flexible format offered at the conference. While each session may look quite different from the next, they all allow for extended discussion among a small group. Roundtables are excellent venues for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests. If you are just getting started on your project, or are new to research programs, you can discuss the work you are doing in a roundtable format, moderated by a faculty member. Although roundtables rely heavily on discussion, this does not negate the need for advance preparation. You should prepare a five-minute description of your project idea or progress to share with other participants of your session

To learn more about writing an abstract, click here.

If you have questions or had difficulties with the abstract submission process, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at srd@csudh.edu.