- Abstracts must include sufficient information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results, and the conclusions.
- The abstract should summarize the substantive results of the work and not merely list topics to be discussed.
- An abstract is an outline/brief summary of your paper and your whole project. It should have an intro, body. and conclusion. It is a well-developed paragraph, should be exact in wording, and must be understandable to a wide audience.
- Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, formatted in Microsoft Word, and single-spaced, using size 12 Times New Roman font.
- Abstracts highlight major points of your research and explain why your work is important; what your purpose was, how you went about your project, what you learned, and what you concluded.
- If your title includes scientific notation, Greek letters, bold, italics, or other special characters/symbols, do make sure they appear correctly.
- List all additional undergraduate co-authors, whether they are or are not presenting, if applicable.
- List additional faculty mentors, if applicable.