Abstracts & Posters

An abstract is a short summary of a completed project research. It usually includes these basic components

  1. Motivation/problem statement: What is the project and why is it being done. What gap is it addressing?
  2. Methods/procedure/approach: What was done to get the results?
  3. Results/findings/product: As a result of completing the above activity, what was learned?
  4. Conclusion/implications: What are the larger implications of the findings, especially for the problem/gap identified in step 1?


A large-format poster is a document that summarizes the project and communicates basic information about the project research usually at a conference. It is composed of a short title, an introduction to the burning question, an overview of the novel approach, the actual results along with some insightful discussion of the results, a listing of previously published articles that are important to the research, and some brief acknowledgement of the support from others. If all text is kept to a minimum, it can be read in less than 10 minutes.

Scholarship & Publications