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Presentation/workshop on how to write a conference abstract, October, 2011

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  • Writing a Conference Abstract
  • O VERVIEW What is a conference abstract? What are the functions of a conferenceabstract? How do I write a conference abstract?  General tips  Conference-specific information for the SU UGR Symposium
  • W HAT IS A CONFERENCE ABSTRACT ? Mini version of the conference presentation Components 1. Title 2. Introduction 3. Technical parts (body) 4. Deliverable and conclusion
  • Undergraduate Research at the University of Alberta 1. TitleThe University of Alberta offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to learnabout and engage in research, creative works, and community service through courses andindividual studies; formal and informal student groups and volunteer opportunities; opentalks, seminars, and workshops; honors, internship, externship, work-experience, and co- 2. Introductionoperative activities programs; and undergraduate student research awards. Theseopportunities and experiences are administered by individual faculty and researchers,departments, Faculties, the Students’ Union, student groups, the Libraries, the Office ofthe Dean of Students, the Office of the Vice-President (Research), the Office of StudentAwards, and many other units and groups across campus. Although there are manyopportunities for students, many students do not know about these opportunities.The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) brings students and opportunities together,supporting undergraduate students as they develop discipline-specific and interdisciplinaryresearch skills and scholarly attitudes that prove useful for employment, research, andservice in the community. The URI has four main functions: (1) To raise students’ 3. Technical partsawareness of and interest in undergraduate research; (2) To support students in developingthe knowledge and skills needed for participation in undergraduate research; (3) Tofacilitate opportunities for students to engage in undergraduate research; and (4) To assiststudents in disseminating and celebrating undergraduate research results andachievements.This poster will describe different initiatives developed as part of URI, namely, an inventory 4. Deliverablef undergraduate research opportunities, workshops on how to engage in undergraduateresearch, and funding to support undergraduate research and researchers.
  • W HAT ARE THE F UNCTIONS OF A C ONFERENCE A BSTRACT ?  Inform  Clear and concise description of the research or creative work  Outline of the poster, presentation, display, paper  Persuade  The readers to be interested  The conference organizers to accept
  • Undergraduate Research at the University of Alberta TitleThe University of Alberta offers many opportunities for undergraduate students to learnabout and engage in research, creative works, and community service through courses andindividual studies; formal and informal student groups and volunteer opportunities; opentalks, seminars, and workshops; honors, internship, externship, work-experience, and co- Introductionoperative activities programs; and undergraduate student research awards. Theseopportunities and experiences are administered by individual faculty and researchers,departments, Faculties, the Students’ Union, student groups, the Libraries, the Office ofthe Dean of Students, the Office of the Vice-President (Research), the Office of StudentAwards, and many other units and groups across campus. Although there are manyopportunities for students, many students do not know about these opportunities.The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) brings students and opportunities together,supporting undergraduate students as they develop discipline-specific and interdisciplinaryresearch skills and scholarly attitudes that prove useful for employment, research, andservice in the community. The URI has four main functions: (1) To raise students’ Technical partsawareness of and interest in undergraduate research; (2) To support students in developingthe knowledge and skills needed for participation in undergraduate research; (3) Tofacilitate opportunities for students to engage in undergraduate research; and (4) To assiststudents in disseminating and celebrating undergraduate research results andachievements.This poster will describe different initiatives developed as part of URI, namely, an inventory Deliverablef undergraduate research opportunities, workshops on how to engage in undergraduateresearch, and funding to support undergraduate research and researchers.
  • H OW DO I WRITE A C ONFERENCE A BSTRACT ? I MPORTANT C ONSIDERATIONS Audience  Reviewers  Conference Goals of conference presentation  Inform  Persuade  Demonstrate Always look at what the Call for Proposals requires!
  • W HAT A BOUT O UR E XAMPLE ?  Audience  Reviewers  Conference  Goals of conference presentation  Inform  Persuade  Demonstrate
  • G ENERAL T IPS1. Title  Informative  Interesting2. Introduction  Appropriate background  Persuasive  Interesting
  • G ENERAL T IPS3. Technical parts  Minimal jargon  Clear  Interesting and persuasive4. Deliverable and conclusion
  • W HAT A BOUT O UR E XAMPLE ? 1. Title  Informative  Interesting From: Undergraduate Research at the University of Alberta To:
  • W HAT A BOUT O UR E XAMPLE ? 2. Introduction  Appropriate background  Persuasive  Interesting
  • W HAT A BOUT O UR E XAMPLE ?The University of Alberta offers many opportunities for undergraduate students tolearn about and engage in research, creative works, and community service throughcourses and individual studies; formal and informal student groups and volunteeropportunities; open talks, seminars, and workshops;honors, internship, externship, work-experience, and co-operative activitiesprograms; and undergraduate student research awards. These opportunities andexperiences are administered by individual faculty andresearchers, departments, Faculties, the Students’ Union, student groups, theLibraries, the Office of the Dean of Students, the Office of the Vice-President(Research), the Office of Student Awards, and many other units and groups acrosscampus. Although there are many opportunities for students, many students do
  • W HAT A BOUT O UR E XAMPLE ? 3. Technical parts  Minimal jargon  Clear  Interesting and persuasive
  • W HAT A BOUT O UR E XAMPLE ?The Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) brings students and opportunitiestogether, supporting undergraduate students as they develop discipline-specific andinterdisciplinary research skills and scholarly attitudes that prove useful foremployment, research, and service in the community. The URI has four mainfunctions: (1) To raise students’ awareness of and interest in undergraduateresearch; (2) To support students in developing the knowledge and skills needed forparticipation in undergraduate research; (3) To facilitate opportunities for studentsto engage in undergraduate research; and (4) To assist students in disseminatingand celebrating undergraduate research results and achievements.
  • W HAT A BOUT O UR E XAMPLE ? 4. Deliverable and conclusionThis poster will describe different initiatives developed as part of URI, namely, aninventory of undergraduate research opportunities, workshops on how toengage in undergraduate research, and funding to support undergraduateresearch and researchers.
  • Learning, Discovery and Student Engagement: The Undergraduate Research InitiativeAt the University of Alberta, we value learning, discovery, and citizenship in partnership withone of our greatest sources of diversity and strength, undergraduate students. We offer manyopportunities for undergraduate students to learn about and engage in research, creativeworks, and community service through courses and individual studies; formal and informalstudent groups and volunteer opportunities; open talks, seminars, and workshops;honors, internship, externship, work-experience, and co-operative activities programs; andundergraduate student research awards. These opportunities and experiences areadministered by a wide range of units, many of which are not accessible to students.The Undergraduate Research Initiative brings students and opportunities together, supportingundergraduate students as they develop discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research skillsand scholarly attitudes that prove useful for employment, research, and service in thecommunity. We have developed a searchable inventory of undergraduate researchopportunities, workshops for developing research and professional skills, and funding tosupport undergraduate research and researchers.Through our interactive poster, we will elaborate some of these new initiatives and collectideas about additional initiatives. Our goal is to raise awareness of this important newinitiative and become more responsive to undergraduate student needs. Undergraduatestudents are our future leaders in research and creative arts and the Undergraduate ResearchInitiative supports and celebrates students in their great discoveries and creativecontributions.
  • SU UGDR S YMPOSIUM I NFORMATION Deadline: October 28, 5 p.m. 250 words for the symposium abstract 150 words for research project (can get a little more technical) 100 words on background General review panel  Be clear an concise!  Avoid jargon!
  • W HERE C AN I G ET A SSISTANCE ? Your supervisor(s) Student colleagues SU (http://www.su.ualberta.ca/governance/executives/proje cts/urs) URI (http://uri.ualberta.ca) Libraries (http://guides.library.ualberta.ca/undergraduateresearch) Centre for Writers (http://www.c4w.arts.ualberta.ca)