Abstract & Creative Works Guidelines
- Abstracts & creative works descriptions are limited to approximately 2000 characters. You do NOT need to include the title, author(s), mentor(s), and department in this word count—ONLY the abstract text. The title, author(s), mentor(s), and department are entered in separate fields on the submission form.
- Creative works descriptions may be in the form of an "artist's statement" by providing your concept, ideas or process to assist the audience in understanding your work. If you will be presenting a piece that has not been developed at the time of your submission, your artist's statement may include your influences, the style of work you engage in, or the thematic focus that drives your work (e.g. personal experience, culture, social topic).
- Abstracts & creative works descriptions must be submitted online.
- Abstract submission is only for the EWU Student Research & Creative Works Sessions and the SMA3RT Faculty/Staff Poster Sessions. Other Sessions in the Symposium Week like the Aging Policy Fair must have abstracts submitted to both the SRCW symposium and Aging Policy Fair.
Think you are ready to submit your abstract or creative works description? Please review the Abstract & Creative works description checklist before you submit.
If you have completed all the items on this checklist and you are ready to submit your abstract or creative works description, please submit between Monday, March 4th - April 8th.
- I am an EWU student interested in presenting research or creative works to my community and peers.
- I have read and followed the guidelines on the abstract & creative works description information page.
- My abstract or creative works description is approximately 2000 characters. You do NOT need to include: title, author(s), mentor(s), and department in your abstract or creative works description, as these items will be entered in a separate field.
- My abstract or creative works description is appropriate for all audiences.
- My abstract or creative works description has been spell-checked and proofread.
- My abstract or creative works description has been read and approved by my faculty mentor.
Research Abstract Sample
DYNAMICS OF MICROBIOTIC SOIL CRUSTS IN BURNED SLASH PILES AT TURNBULL WILDLIFE REFUGE
Andrea L. Thomas, Undergraduate
Dr. Suzanne Schwab, Department of Biology
The surfaces of many soils contain an array of organisms that collectively form a crust referred to as microbiotic soil crusts. These microbiotic crusts have been shown to be extremely sensitive to disturbances. I sampled burned slash piles (1, 4, and 6 years old) at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to determine changes in species composition, amount of total crust cover, and overall species abundance when compared to the pre-burned state. There was no significant difference in the amount of soil crust cover between the slash pile age classes. There was a difference, however, in the species composition. The difference in the species composition was also seen when comparing the slash piles to unburned plots adjacent to the slash piles.Primary presenter: Andra L. Thomas, email *****@eagles.ewu.edu, phone 235-0000
Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Schwab, email *****@ewu.edu, phone 359-0000
Audiovisual equipment desired: PowerPoint
Session desired: Oral Presentation
Type of presentation: Research
Creative Works Description Sample
Greg DuMonthier, Art
This sculpture features a reconstitution of cardboard boxes, and was created to explore effective recycling solutions from conflicting viewpoints. It also delves into the dynamic relationships between humanity and its creations, sciences and unawareness, and mass-production and future consequences.
Primary presenter: Inga Ilich, email *****@hotmail.com, phone, 235-0000
Advisor: Dr. Greg DuMonthier, email *****@ewu.edu, phone, 359-0000
Audiovisual equipment desired: None
Type of presentation: creative works
- We will send you a confirmation via email of receipt of your entry.
- If you do not receive a confirmation email from us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.359.6826.
- Visit the symposium website for your scheduled presentation time, available at least one week prior to the event.
Abstract & Creative Works Description FAQ
Abstracts or creative works descriptions are due April 8th, 2019.
Abstracts or creative works descriptions may be submitted via the Symposium website starting Monday, March 4th, 2019.
Abstracts & creative works descriptions are limited to 2000 characters (about 400 words).
You do NOT need to include the title, author(s), mentor(s), and department in this word count—ONLY the abstract text. The title, author(s), mentor(s), and department are entered in separate fields on the submission form.
Abstracts must be submitted in PLAIN TEXT. This means any special characters or symbols will not be expressed in your submitted abstract. If you have characters and/or symbols in your abstract, please email a Microsoft Word document containing your title, author(s), mentor(s), department, and abstract to the Symposium Office (email@example.com) after submitting your online abstract application.
Online. Click the link provided for abstract or creative works description submissions located on the main page.
After we receive your abstract or creative works description, we will send you a confirmation email.
Additional information regarding the symposium will be sent to the email address that you provide with your submission.
Presentations should be appropriate for a diverse audience of all ages. If you are unsure about the appropriateness of your presentation, please discuss this with your advisor.
If you need assistance, please contact the Symposium Office at 509.359.6826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, your faculty mentor MUST read and approve your abstract or creative works description before you submit. In addition, a copy of your abstract or creative works description will be sent to your faculty mentor when you submit it to us. Please include your mentor's name and contact information in your abstract application.