The University-Wide Research Symposium at Tennessee State University is a university forum to recognize and commemorate excellence in student and faculty/staff research. Further, it is a platform for students conducting hypothesis-driven research to gain exposure as either oral or poster presenters in an evaluative setting. The symposium serves as a foundation to provide students with authentic experiences in presenting their research before advancing to regional, national, and international research symposia; and prior to professional careers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Beginning with the 2014 Symposium, Advisors are required to submit abstracts for students (undergraduate and graduate). Students wishing to enter the Symposium are to contact their Advisor in order to have an abstract submitted on the Abstract Submission Form which will continue to a review process for acceptance/non-acceptance for presentation.
Please read these guidelines prior to submitting an abstract.
The Symposium invites students and faculty from all disciplines to participate. Advisors of the research should submit abstracts on research projects or creative work for oral or poster presentations. E-mail notifications confirming abstract submission will be sent immediately to the advisor. Please take the time to read the instructions thoroughly before making your submission.
Deadline: December 31, 2013 (Abstracts received after the due date will not be accepted.)
Please note that all abstracts submitted by the deadline will be reviewed for acceptance. Research advisors will be notified no
later than February 1, 2014
as to the acceptance of the abstract.
The abstract submission form requires the research advisor to provide the title of the research presentation and its category. The advisor is to also provide the full names and email addresses of all students or collaborators. A follow-up request (titled Invitation to Register) will be sent to the student presenters for biographical data.
The text of the abstract must be uploaded with the abstract submission form. The abstract text should not exceed 300 words. The abstract should include the following information -
objectives, design, materials and methods, results, conclusion(s), and source(s) of financial support, if applicable.
Only one abstract is to be submitted for each presentation. Submitted abstracts will undergo a review process.
If you have problems completing the form required for abstract submission, contact Reginald Cannon via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not e-mail your abstract directly.
It will not be accepted.
Awards will be presented to TSU students for their winning oral and/or poster presentation(s). Award eligibility is determined by a.) submitting complete and accurate information via the invitation to register for the symposium and b.) the presentation of the research by the student(s) designated to present. Actual prizes will be determined at a later date.
Click here to access the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM.