Deadline for 2017 Conference: February 20, 2017
The deadline has passed for submitting abstracts
- Eligible work - An
eligible presentation will report, perform or represent the outcome of
substantial work by a student or group of students. While the project may have
its origin in an assignment for a class, the presentation should show it has
been developed above and beyond a class requirement. It is a paper, artifact or performance that can truly be
called a creative achievement.
- Faculty mentor required
- Each presentation should be sponsored or co-sponsored by a Truman
faculty mentor(s); non-sponsored abstracts will not be accepted. If students wish to present
scholarly work that has been conducted during an off-campus research
internship-type experience, and the faculty mentor is from a different
institution, the student should identify a Truman faculty member to be a
co-sponsor of the presentation and to help with planning the presentation.
- Abstract requirement -
Each presentation requires an abstract. An abstract is a summary of the project,
and should reflect the professional format normally associated with scholarly
work in the discipline (e.g., an abstract of an artistic performance may be
similar to the program notes that typically accompany such a performance;
science abstracts typically include background information, methods, results,
and a brief discussion). All
abstracts will appear on the conference web site and in the printed program
- Student authorship - The same
student should not be a first author on more than two abstracts. Both single- and
multiple-author presentations are welcome. In addition, if undergraduates and graduate students are collaborators on
a project, all can be joint authors on the presentation.
- Abstract preparation
- Student authors should adhere to professional submission standards
when preparing abstracts and should work with their faculty mentors to ensure
that their abstract is correct, complete, and that all guidelines are
followed. The body of the abstract
should not exceed 150 words, and it can be composed and edited using standard
word processing software. The
final abstract, along with other information, will need to be submitted via
the online submission form. Examples of past abstracts can be viewed on the web site
- Interdisciplinary presentations -
Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged. All interdisciplinary
submissions will be reviewed and considered for inclusion in a special Phi Kappa
Phi interdisciplinary session.
- Online submission
- Submission of abstracts, titles, and other relevant information for
all presentations should be carried out online at the Conference web
site (Abstract Submissions).
Copies of the information submitted will be sent electronically to the
student presenter(s) and the faculty mentor. The submission site will open in January
the deadline for receiving abstracts is February 20, 2017 (11:59 pm CST).