Abstract Submission

Call for Abstracts

Open to all women graduate students (PhD, MD, MA, MS) in STEM fields at Columbia University.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 18, 2018

The WGRS organizational committee welcomes your abstracts for oral presentation and scientific posters at the 2nd Annual WISC Graduate Research Symposium. All abstracts must be submitted online.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations provide authors the opportunity to present original work related to conference topics. Oral paper presentations will have 15-minute time slots that will include a 12-minute individual presentation and 3 minutes for questions from the audience. The Symposium is multi-disciplinary and, therefore, all oral presentations should be accessible to a broader audience.

Poster Presentations

The poster session will provide an interactive forum for authors to discuss their work.

  • Presenters will be assigned locations to put up their posters, which will be organized by topic.
  • Poster boards and pushpins will be supplied, and posters should be attached to the boards for display.
  • Poster size should be no larger than 48″ W x 36″ H.
  • Presenters are encouraged to bring 1-page double-sided handouts to accompany their posters.

Abstract Submission Template

Please submit your abstract in a Word document format, with the following components:

Authors and Affiliations (Last Name, First Name, Department, Institution, City, State/Province/District, Country)
Corresponding Author Email
Keywords (three to five keywords separated by semicolons)
Abstract: 400 words written for a broad audience; avoid using jargon and acronyms. Please synthesize the description of your work in a broader context. Consider including the following information in the abstract, when relevant: 1) Objective, problem under investigation, hypothesis or research goal; 2) Description of research methods; 3) Summary of findings; 4) Statement of how the research advances your field.

Submit your abstract