Abstract Submission Form

In order to enter the Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship (CUS), please submit an abstract of your work. 

All abstracts will be stored on ValpoScholar, VU's institutional depository. For that reason, please make sure your abstract is written as carefully and clearly as possible. Check for grammatical and spelling errors. 

Please submit the following information about your work using the online form.

Enter the author(s) name(s). Please enter the names of all authors.

What is the email address of the primary contact person? Please enter the principal author or contact person when more than one author.

What is the name of your faculty sponsor?

What is the email address of the faculty sponsor?

Select the name of your college:

What is the name of your department/program?

Your registration as a poster presenter or oral presenter carries with it a commitment to be available at key times on the day of the CUS. For poster presenters, the most important time to be present is during judging from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. If possible but not required, poster presenters should be present during the open viewing times from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. For oral presenters, students must be available for 30 minutes during judging from 8:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Poster Presenters: Please list the blocks of time you or team members will be available to stand by your poster and talk to interested viewers. Oral Presenters: Please list the time you would be available to delivery your oral presentation.

What is the title of your poster or oral presentation? The title should summarize the main idea of your project. The title should be a simple, concise statement that identifies the actual problem, variables, and or theoretical issues addressed in your project and should be fully explanatory when standing alone. Recommended length is 12-15 words.

TYPE your abstract here. Please do not cut and paste from another document as this may cause unwanted characters to appear in your abstract. Convey the central idea of your project. Provide information to include the background, significance of the problem, purpose, hypothesis or questions, theoretical or conceptual foundations, procedure for collection and analysis of data, main findings and conclusions. Maximum length is 200 words.

Give a biographical sketch of the author(s). Share any information that provides insights into your selection of this project. Highlight previous experience related to the problem, educational background, current pursuits, future goals, and how you became interested in the topic. Maximum length is 75 words for one author and 150 words for multiple authors.

I will be displaying a tabletop poster (tri-fold poster presentation board).
I will be displaying a wall poster (printed on a large-scale printer).
I wish to make an oral paper presentation instead of a poster presentation.
My project requires electricity.


Deadlines:  The above information must be submitted using the online form and must be received by Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  After submitting the form, you will receive an email (within 24-48 hours) acknowledging your submission.  If you do not receive the email confirmation or have questions about the submission process, please contact Karen Palm at karen.palm@valpo.edu.