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Abstract Guidelines - Submissions Are Now Closed!  If you still wish to submit an abstract see Deadline information below.

Deadline: December 2, 2014 at 11:59PM PST.  If you missed the submission deadline and would still like to submit, send your submission request in writing to (NCUR2015@ewu.edu) by 11:59PM PST on January 6, 2015.  All requests will be considered on a case by case basis.
All primary submitters will need to create a new account.  Once you are approved to submit your abstract you can do it here.  After you have created an account, you will be able to log in and submit an abstract.  Should your abstract be accepted, you may register for the conference using the same login information.  Registration will open January 14, 2015.
Note to students who have submitted to NCUR in past years: A new NCUR account must be created each year.  Information does not carry over from year to year.
Abstracts will:
  1. State, in clear terms, the central research question and the purpose of the research.
  2. Provide a brief discussion of the research methodology.
  3. State conclusions and significance.
  4. Include text only (no images or graphics)
  5. Be well organized.
Other formatting guidelines:
  1. References are allowed within abstracts, but not required.
  2. The form will not process all formatting and special characters (e.g., scientific symbols). Use plain text format for your abstract.  There is space in the form to include a link to online documentation, formulas, images, music files, etc. in support of your submission.  You may use this space to provide a link to a location to view your abstract in its original form.
  3. Abstracts are usually 250-300 words long.  They should be no more than 450 words in length.
Have the following information available when submitting your abstract:
  1. Name and e-mail address for each faculty mentor and co-author
  2. Undergraduate Research Office Coordinator (UROC) name, e-mail address, and phone number
  3. If you do not have an UROC then provide the information for whomever is the point of contact at your institution
  4. Presentation type: oral, poster, visual arts, or performing arts
  5. Field of study (See below for the complete list.)
Two abstracts per primary author are permitted.  There is no limit on the number of abstracts submitted per co-author.

All abstracts will undergo a rigorous review by a panel of faculty reviewers.  Abstract reviewers will evaluate submissions based on the criteria listed above and will assess overall merit within the context of the specific academic discipline.

Note: The title and author(s) of your abstract will appear EXACTLY as they are entered in the abstract submission form.  Please double check punctuation and spelling before submitting.

Contact your mentor or your institutions writer's center about writing a competitive abstract.

Field of study options:
African American Studies
Anthropology & Archeology
Architecture & Interior Design
Art & Media Studies
Art History
Biological Engineering
Cell & Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
Dance Performance
Diversity Studies
Ecology & Organismal Biology
Electrical Engineering
Engineering/Engineering Technology
Environmental Studies & Sciences
Film/Photography Studies
Geography & Earth Sciences
Health Sciences & Public Health
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Studies
Kinesiology & Exercise Science
Law & Legal Studies
Linguistics & World Languages
Microbiology & Immunology
Music Performance
Philosophy & Ethics
Physical/Occupational Therapy/Speech Language Pathology
Poetry & Creative Writing
Political Science
Recreation and Leisure Studies
Religious Studies
Social Work
Sport Management
Theatre/Drama Performance
Visual Arts
Women and Gender Studies