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Instructions for Abstract Submission

  • DEADLINE: Abstracts must be submitted by 5:00 PM Friday, March 22, 2013. Use the on-line registration form.
  • Be sure to provide all required information on the registration form:
  • You must submit the abstract as a file in MSWord.
    • The file name should include your initials and the course number (e.g ETB-C1131.doc). 
  • The abstract file should include:
    • Only the text of the abstract (Not the title or course number or advisor name, etc - only your abstract!!).
    • Relevant graphics -- see below
    • 200 words or less.
    • Use 10 point, single space, full-justification (ie - square both margins) and do not indent the first line.
  • Your abstract should include:
    1. A sentence stating the objectives of the study
    2. A brief summary of methods, if pertinent
    3. A summary of the results that were obtained (if available)
    4. A statement of conclusions (if available)
  • Graphics: Sometimes a small graphic (of a chemical molecule) is an essential part of an abstract. If you must include graphics, please follow these guidelines:
    • The image should be no more than 1.5 inches high and 5 inches wide. 
    • Save the graphic as a gif or jpg file.
    • Paste the image into the word document.
    • Format the image so that text wrapping is "square" and on the left of the image.
    • The abstract text and the image should fit in a square that is 6 inches wide and 3 inches high.
    • If your image does not meet these guidelines it will not be included!
  • All other information for the abstract book will be taken from your registration form.
Last Reviewed: January 16, 2007