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Abstract Guidelines

An abstract is an outline/brief summary of your research project. It should be a single, well-developed paragraph that is concise and comprehensive.


Please see the following for the Abstract Template and Sample Abstract for the proper formatting of the abstract: Abstract Template and Sample Abstract

* Titles should not include scientific notation, Greek letters, bold, italics, or other special characters/symbols, as these will not be properly displayed on the submission form.
** Include all additional co-authors, if applicable, regardless of whether they are presenting or not.


  • Title (Arial, size 11, bold) - The title should accurately reflect the emphasis and content of the project. The title must be brief and grammatically correct. The title should be written in Title Case (capitalize the first letters of all the words except conjunctions such as the following: and, or, at, in, for, the).
  • Name of Presenter, Co-Authors, Co-Authors/Collaborators, and Principle Investigator (PI) (Arial, size 10, bold and underline Presenter). Co-authors should be listed whether they are presenting with you or not.
  • Departmental and institutional affiliations of all author (Arial, size 9, italic)


Abstract: Arial, size 9. 300 words max. - The abstract should briefly state the problem or purpose of the research, explain the supported hypothesis, indicate the theoretical or experimental plan used, summarize the principle finding, point out the major conclusions, and if applicable how it fits into the designated field. Please do NOT include schemes, figures, graphs, tables, or charts. The abstract should be understandable to those outside of the designated field. The abstract page with all the information should not occupy more than one full page (1 inch margins: top, bottom, right and left, aligned left text). References are shown in the example below, but they are optional for the purpose of submitting your abstract. Save as a PDF titled: CAURS 2016 - Last Name.


These requirements must be strictly followed to be accepted as a CAURS 2016 presenter. The Inter-School Board meets regularly throughout the year to review submitted abstracts. Once an abstract is reviewed and accepted, the student presenter will be sent an email notifying them of the status of their submission. Please feel free to contact a member of the Inter-School Board with questions or concerns.

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