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Developing and experienced scholars are invited to submit abstracts of completed research with an interdisciplinary and/or interprofessional foci for a poster presentation. Meta-analyses, innovative projects, and completed pilot projects are also welcomed.

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Abstract Submission Information

All student and faculty researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts. Empirical work based on quantitative methods and/or qualitative methods will be considered. Qualitative methods include interviewing, fieldwork, and interpretation of existing data sets.

Submission Format:

Abstracts may be submitted by Washington State University faculty, staff, students, or affiliates of WSU. Individuals may present only one abstract as a primary or presenting author.

Abstracts shoulde be limited to 250-words and be written for an educated lay audience. If you have an existing poster containing an abstract of a highly technical nature, that abstract may remain as part of your presentation; however, for this event the submitted abstract should be written for a general audience and be free of jargon.  The abstract must demonstrate work that is of scientific, scholarly, or creative significance

The abstract must contain these basic elements:

  1. The abstract must describe original research, scholarship, or creative activity.
  2. For creative projects: The creative endeavor must be clearly described in the abstract. Methods used to accomplish the creative activity must be described and any program notes that help put the creative endeavor or process into perspective should be included.
  3. For scientific projects: A goal or hypothesis for the project must be clearly stated, results summarized and a conclusion reached.

Abstracts that are proposals for future work are not acceptable. The abstract should reflect completed work. Some of the work may still be in progress (and is likely still in progress), but the abstract should report on what has been done so far. It is acceptable to indicate in the abstract "next steps" as long as the completed steps are clearly described.

Projects may have been previously presented at a professional conference, but not at a previous WSU  event. Abstracts must demonstrate scientific, scholarly, or creative significance, and have been completed for or at WSU or EWU.

Submissions from students must include the name of a faculty member as a sponsor or co-author. Students should not submit work completed during internships affiliated with non-Washington State University organizations.

Abstract Review

Each abstract is reviewed by a minimum of two faculty members.  If there is disagreement between those reviewers, the abstract is sent to a third reviewer. 

Depending on available space, not all accepted abstracts will be invited to participate in the Symposium.

  • Abstract Notification:  

    • Confirmation of acceptance will be sent electronically by Friday, February 3, 2013.

For more information on abstract submission, please contact Connie Sakamoto.


Poster Size

Posters displayed previously at professional meetings during the past calendar year are welcome, regardless of size (please indicate poster size on the submission form in order for the committee to allow adequate space). However, if you are making a poster specifically for this event, please limit the poster size to 48 inches wide by 44 inches high in order to allow for greater participation by the University community.

It's a GREAT idea to have your poster printed 2 weeks ahead of time to avoid the rush.

Susan Lyons, Graphic Design and Illustration with Information Technology is available to print your poster. Contact susan.lyons@wsu.edu phone 324-7317 for further information.

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