Submit an ePoster Abstract

Important Deadlines

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 20, 2024
  • Abstract Notification: April 3, 2024
  • Accepted ePoster Upload Deadline: April 17, 2024
  • ABRCMS ePoster Spring Symposium: 
    April 25, 2024 | 4:00-8:00 p.m. ET

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Why Should I Submit an Abstract?

  • It's a chance to show your science skills and knowledge.
  • You will join a vibrant community of people who love science.
  • You will get an idea of what it's like to be a scientist.

Am I Eligible to Submit an Abstract?

As of April 1, 2024, you must be currently enrolled in one of the following categories and conducted research, used experimental methods and developed results in one of the 12 ABRCMS scientific disciplines.

  • An undergraduate first-year student.
  • A community college student with less than 30 credit hours.
  • A high school student:
    • In an Early College High School program, OR
    • Part of a formalized research program, OR
    • Conducted formalized research at a community college or university.

What are the Components of an Abstract?

Accepted abstracts must contain the following:

  • At least two authors in the author block.
  • Hypothesis or statement about the problem under investigation.
  • Statement of the experimental methods/methodology used.
  • Essential results are provided in summary form (even if preliminary).
  • A conclusion.

Abstracts missing any of the items above will be rejected. In addition, abstracts must be clearly written and free of multiple errors.

Learn more about submitting a compelling abstract by watching this ABRCMS365 webinar.

How do I Submit my Abstract?

What Happens if My Abstract Is Accepted?

Twelve individuals will be selected to present their research as an oral presentation on April 25 during the live Symposium. Oral presenters are expected to create a 5-7 minute PowerPoint presentation about their research. Presenters will be asked questions from the audience about their presentation. Oral presenters will NOT submit an ePoster PDF.

If your abstract is accepted into the Symposium, but not selected as an oral presentation, you will be assigned to one of two ePoster sessions (ePoster Session 1: 4:00-4:30 pm ET or ePoster Session 2: 4:30-5:00 pm ET). During the ePoster session, you will give your ePoster presentation to each of your three assigned judges. The judges will provide you with feedback and ask you questions about your research. Judges will submit a score based on a rubric. At the end of the Symposium, there will be an Awards Ceremony where the winners from the ePoster presentations will be announced.

Review detailed presentation guidelines.

Take a Leadership Role at the Spring Symposium.

We invite active researchers, particularly senior-level graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, to volunteer for the following opportunities.

Abstract Reviewer (asynchronous)

  • Review up to 10 abstracts March 15-20.
  • Reviews will be online and asynchronous.

Judge (live)

  • Judge four student ePoster presentations on April 25 from 4-5 p.m. ET.
  • Judging will be live via video chat with students using the Fourwaves platform.

Indicate interest in serving as an ePoster Abstract Reviewer and/or Judge when you register for the Symposium. Registration will open in Fall 2023.


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