Abstract Tips

After you register, you will receive an email with a link to the abstract submission form. We will continue to accept abstracts until October 9, 2015. Those that are accepted will be printed in the program update that will be given with the program book.

A good abstract contains the following elements:

  • Clear research statement/hypothesis
  • Brief statement of research methodologies
  • Brief statement of research conclusions
  • Clear sense of how the research fits into the bigger picture
  • Abstracts should be approximately 250 words

Sample Abstracts

These sample abstracts from award winning presentations may provide useful examples. Download a PDF. Please note that the Title and Authors Sections are entered as separate fields during registration.

Posters by Professional Scientists (Non-students)

Non-student presenters attending the Annual Meeting are invited to show their recent research in this ongoing Professional Research Poster Session. Professional posters are located adjacent to student presentations to facilitate ample discussion and interaction. The option to bring a scientific poster is available during registration. An abstract is required and will be printed in the conference program if received before the print deadline posted. After you have successfully registered, you will be sent an email with a link to submit your abstract online. Delegates may present both a chapter poster and a scientific poster.

Abstracts from Presenting Students are not accepted via e-mail.

*The Sigma Xi Student Research Conference is primarily a conference of graduate and undergraduate students. A limited number of submissions will be accepted from high school students who have a university faculty member as their primary research advisor as space allows. All students who are under the age of 18 must have an adult chaperone to participate at the conference.