Abstract Guidelines

The 10th Annual IRC Undergraduate Student Research Symposium will be held on the Rose-Hulman campus in October of 2013.

The IRC committee is inviting abstract submissions from undergraduate students from the Midwestern area. The abstract submission deadline is September 21, 2013. Abstracts will be reviewed for scientific content. We will notify the presenter upon acceptance or rejection of the abstract.

Abstracts should be limited to a maximum of 500 words, including title, authors names, and affiliation. The presenter’s name should be indicated by an asterisk after the name.

Abstracts should be submitted by electronic mail to

Be sure to include your contact information in your email.
•Email address
•University and department affiliation
•Snail mail address
•Phone number

In addition, we are planning to assemble a more extensive abstract book this year. We therefore request that you include information about your major and your expected year of graduation, your hometown, and a photograph either of yourself or of you and your co-authors.

The abstract should include:
•Authors names, with the presenting author indicated by an asterisk.
•Organization affiliation (department and institution, and city, state, and zip code)
•Abstract body

Example submission:

Development of a New Assay for Glucose-1,6-Bisphosphate Production
Matthew Mergy*, Daniel Neiss, and Mark E. Brandt
Department of Chemistry, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN 47803

Although glucose-1,6-bisphosphate is not an intermediate in the metabolism of glucose, some evidence suggests that glucose-1,6-bisphosphate may have a regulatory role in glycolysis. . . .

Oral Presentations
Each oral presentation will be allotted a total of 15 minutes:
10 minutes for formal oral presentation
5 minute question-and-answer period

Standard audiovisual equipment will be provided. The preferred format is a PowerPoint presentation.  The PowerPoint file should be submitted by email by the week before the symposium at the latest.
Poster Presentations
Posters should have titles in 96 point font size, with the abstract, figure legends and other descriptive text in at least 18 point text. The poster boards are 3 x 4 feet.

Find us:

The symposium will be in the Myers Presentation Room in the Myers Building.

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