Once you've decided you're going to participate in the Undergraduate Research Symposium, here are the next three things you should do:
1. Decide what research of yours that you're going to present at the symposium. Your research can be in any subject area, and it does not need to be a completed research project. Presenting in-progress research is perfectly acceptable.
2. Prepare an abstract with a title of 30 words or less and a description of 250 words or less. Abstracts should be as jargon-free as possible and easily understood by those who aren't experts in your field of study. If you need help with your abstract, consider attending an ASURE workshop in the spring. Some things to include in your abstract are:
Statement of hypothesis, thesis, purpose, or question of study
General methods, procedures, sources, or media used
Primary results, findings, or arguments
Primary conclusion/implication of the work
General statement of the significance of the research or creative work
3. Submit your abstract by the deadline: April 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PST.