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Contacts:

Mr. Franklin King
Fking@uncfsu.edu
910-672-2512

Mrs. Molly Williams
mnwilliams01@uncfsu.edu
910-672-2256

Abstract Submissions:

Mrs. Samantha Woods
swoods2@uncfsu.edu
910-672-2267

 

Abstract Information

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2012 Bronco Research Symposium
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
Sponsored By: The Institude for Undergraduate Research

The Bronco Research Symposium is a celebration of academic excellence here at Fayetteville State University. This week long symposium will showcase the result of student's scholarly, engaged, and creative research ventures. Conference participants represent a range of disciplines including social sciences, humanities, mathematics, life sciences and business among others. Participating in research provides an excellent preparation for graduate or professional schools.

Students are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. Research must be under the supervision of a faculty or professional in the field. Students present their research projects to faculty, staff and other conference participants either by oral or poster format. The oral presentation will allow students to give a 15 minute presentation of their topic and include time for questions. In the poster session, students will have designed a visual poster representing their research.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The event will take place on September 10 - 14, 2012

Important Dates & Deadlines
  • Abstract Submission - August 29, 2012 by 5 PM.
  • Registration - August 29, 2012 by 5 PM.
  • Late Registration - August 29, 2012 by 5 PM

Types of presentation

Oral presentations (students and faculty presenters) 

Format of Oral Abstract Submission
All Abstracts should be typed and be no longer than 500 words.
Abstracts must be submitted via email as a Microsoft Word document.
All abstracts for oral presentation must be submitted no later than August 24, 2012 by 5 PM.
Abstract should include: Title, Author, Organization, e-mail, body part, and key words; 12pt font Times New Roman.

 

Posters (student presenters only) 

Format for Poster Session Abstract
All abstracts should be typed and be no longer than 500 words.
Abstracts must be submitted via email as a Microsoft Word document.
All abstracts for poster presentations must be submitted no later than August 24, 2012 by 5 PM.
Poster presenters are expected to register for the Annual Symposium and be present at their poster display during the defined times of exhibit hours.
Abstract should include: Title, Author, Organization, e-mail, body part, and key words; 12pt font Times New Roman.

 
Eligibility
  • Any student who has conducted research in any field is welcome to submit an abstract. 
  • ONLY STUDENTS can be presenting authors for poster presentations. 
  • Faculty and students can be presenting authors for oral presentations. 
  • Duplicate abstracts submitted by different authors are not allowable and will be automatically rejected. 
  • Abstracts that have been submitted to another conference are welcome. However, the requirements for preparing an abstract as well as the selection criteria may differ from other conferences. Be sure to prepare an abstract that is appropriate for this symposium.
Role of Research Advisor and Program Director

Research advisor and/or Program Director must approve every abstract submitted by student(s). Students are required to seek his/her adviser’s permission prior to submitting the abstract.

Program Directors and Research Advisors will be discouraged from coaching or speaking during the student presentation, but may be present to provide moral support for the student.

GUIDELINES

Abstracts are limited to 2500 characters (not counting names and addresses of authors and abstract title).

Before submitting your abstract
  • Abstracts will be reviewed to be accepted for presentation at the 2012 Broncos Undergraduate Research Week. Be sure to adhere to all guidelines and review criteria. Students’ abstracts must have at least two authors. Students’ abstracts with only one author are not allowed and will be automatically rejected.
  • Authors must be listed in the following order: the first author is the presenting student, the second author is the student’s research advisor; all other co-authors, if appropriate, are to follow. Co-authors may be other students, faculty members, or program directors.
  • Faculty making oral presentations will use the same abstract submission guidelines; no mentor is required.
  • Abstracts will not be edited by the Symposium staff. Typographical and grammatical errors appear as submitted. Proofread your work prior to submission.
  • Abstract rejections are final. There is no appeals process.

Guidelines for preparing an abstract
  • Presenting author should be in bold; indicate mentors name in italics.
  • Type the body of your abstract in MS Word, preferably in a single paragraph using Times New Roman, 12-point font and single line spacing. Attach the file (MS Word or PDF file) to email and send to swoods2@uncfsu.edu.
  • Do not indent the paragraph.
  • Do not include a table of contents.
  • Do not include tables, graphics or charts.
  • Keep within the 2500 character limit (this does not include spaces).
  • Make sure each author’s email address (including your research advisor) is placed at the bottom of you abstract.
  • DO NOT use the same email address for all authors.
  • Be certain BOTH your research advisor and/or Program Director have reviewed your abstract.
  • If you participate in other programs, enter your Program Director address (mailing and email) in the additional information section.  
Sample Abstract of One or Two Authors 

Multicopy Supression of an ivl Gene in Escherichia coli K-12.

Jane Jackson, Sarah Smartone, Ph.D.
Department of Natural Sciences,
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC.

Enteropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli are increasingly important agents of many diarrheal diseases………..  

Sample Abstract of Three or More Authors

Multicopy Supression of an ivl Gene in Escherichia coli K-12.
 
Jane Jackson1, Wilma Smartone, Ph.D.2, Jane Doe, B.S.3.
Department of Natural Sciences
1Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, 2Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 3Savannah State University, Savannah, GA.

Enteropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli are increasingly important agents of many diarrheal diseases………..  

Guidelines for submitting an abstract

Submit your abstract (as an MS word or PDF file) to swoods2@uncfsu.edu

On-line submission is not available.

  • All submissions must be received by Septamber 29, 2012.  Late submission will not be accepted.
  • Submission of an abstract does not equal registration. You must register to attend the 2012 Broncos Undergraduate Research Week. The registration deadline is Septamber 28, 2011.
  • A confirmation of receipt of an abstract does not equal acceptance to the symposium.
  • Guidelines for acceptance
  • Once the reviews are complete, an email will be sent to all primary authors (only) using the email address included during the abstract submission process. The email will indicate acceptance or rejection of the abstract.
  • Student notified of acceptance of their abstract for a poster presentation must report to the Lyons Science Annex at 7:30 a.m. on Septamber 14, 2012 to set-up their poster.
  • Student or faculty notified of the acceptance of their abstract for an oral presentation must report to the Lyons Science Annex. (presentation rooms will be designated in the abstract booklet) approximately15 minutes before the start of their presentation on Septamber 14, 2012 to load their presentation. All presentations must be on a flash drive.
  • Abstract rejections are final. There is no appeals process or opportunity to resubmit

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