The Scientista Foundation will be hosting its first-ever research symposium for women in science, to be held at MIT in Boston, MA on Saturday April 5, 2014. The Scientista Intercollegiate Research Symposium is a one-day event that brings female graduate and undergraduate students together from across the country to listen to inspirational talks, network, and highlight the research of undergraduate women across STEM fields through a poster session. We would like to encourage all students currently involved in research in these fields to submit an abstract for this symposium. Participants whose abstracts are selected will be eligible to present their research in a poster presentation at the Scientista Symposium.
Opportunity for Grad Students -- We are currently seeking graduate students across STEM disciplines interested in serving as abstract judges. Responsibilities include reviewing and ranking abstracts online. If interested, please email Symposium@scientistafoundation.com with your name, school, and scientific areas of expertise.
To be eligible to submit an abstract, participants:
(a) must have been enrolled as an undergraduate student during the Spring 2013 semester, Summer 2013 term, or Fall 2013 semester;
(b) must have conducted the research for the abstract while enrolled as an undergraduate student*; * Abstracts of works-in-progress will be accepted.
(c) must commit to attending the 2014 symposium if the abstract is accepted for presentation. Students will be responsible for printing their own poster and covering the cost of their poster stand rental fee.
1. The abstract should include the following:
Background: Identify the problem being addressed, its importance, and the hypothesis being tested
Methods: Describe the approach taken to address the hypothesis including study design and data analysis.
Results: Include a summary of findings/outcomes from the study.
Conclusions: Discuss the significance of the findings from the study and its potential impact (if applicable).
2. Each abstract should have a title (no longer than 30 words) and author affiliation.
3. Abstracts should be approximately 250 words long (not including title and author affiliation).
4. All abstracts should be written in a standard font and size (e.g. Arial 10 pt font) so as not to lose special characters during submission.
To submit an abstract, please follow the simple guidelines below:
1. Form must be submitted in one sitting. Do not hit submit until all fields are completed.
2. Upload your abstract using the form upload.
3. Provide the contact information of any authors of your paper
4. Provide the contact information of your faculty supervisor. Supervisor permission is required for you to participate.
Submissions should be sent electronically as a Microsoft Word document to the research symposium committee using the form below and must be received no later than Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST*. You will be notified by date whether or not your abstract was accepted for the poster session on a rolling basis.
*NOTE: The deadline for submissions has been extended! Anyone who applied by our early rounds will be notified of their acceptance by early March.