SPACE Instructions

Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry

SPACE 2018 will take place on Wednesday, April 11, at the Wellness Center.

Pitt-Johnstown SPACE instructions for abstract, poster and talk submissions.



  1. Deadline: Abstracts must be submitted by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018.
  2. All abstracts MUST be APPROVED BY A FACULTY MENTOR before final submission.
  3. Use the on-line registration form
  4. Write the text of your abstract as a file in MSWord. The file name should include your initials and the course number (etb-c1131.doc).
    1. Use 1" margins and Times New Roman font.
    2. Use 10 point, single space, full-justification (ie - square both margins) and do not indent the first line.
    3. 200 words or less.
  5. Guidelines: 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)
  6. Sample Abstracts
    1. For projects in Education
    2. For projects in Engineering Technology
    3. For projects in Humanities
    4. For projects in Natural Sciences
    5. For projects in Social Sciences

Instructions for Poster Presentations:

    1. You will be provided with a 40" by 60" poster board and push pins.
    2. The posters will be displayed for the entire symposium (12:30 to 4:15 p.m.). All posters must be up by 11:45 a.m. The room will be open after 8:30 a.m. for you to set up your poster. This will not take more than 30 minutes; do it at your convenience.
    3. You must remove your poster materials by the end of the last poster session - 4:15 p.m., Wednesday afternoon.
    4. Your faculty mentor may want to "grade" your presentation. You will be scheduled to be at your poster accordingly.
    5. There are two poster sessions:
      1. Session I, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
      2. Session II, from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
    6. In order to guarantee that your poster will be approved by your Faculty Mentor and printed in time for presentation at SPACE, please submit by 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
    7. Need help organizing your poster?

Instructions for Talks:

  1. There are three times scheduled for talks (12:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.; and 4:15 to 5 p.m.).
  2. You will be allotted 15 minutes; plan on 12 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the introduction and questions.
  3. Both rooms will be equipped with an overhead projector and screen, lavaliere mike and laser pointer. If you need other AV equipment, please indicate on the registration form and it will be provided.

Your faculty mentor may want to "grade" your presentation. Your talk will be scheduled accordingly.