Graduate Student Summit

GSLMU Presents:

The Inaugural Graduate Student Summit!


April 2018

Submit your abstract!

GSLMU is presenting the first academic summit specifically for LMU graduate students of all programs and academic disciplines to showcase their academic work to fellow students and the LMU community.  Students will be able to present with posters or oral presentations (see presentation guidelines below).

Participant abstracts will be published in the Summit Program, and students can include their presentations on resumes and applications.

To apply for the Summit, all graduate students are asked to please submit proposals by Friday, December 15th (see abstract guidelines below).

Abstract proposals should include a project description, methods, and results/implications.

Presentation Guidelines:

For poster presentations: Poster presentations are displays on poster boards, to be prepared in advance and brought to the Summit on the day of the event. Poster dimensions must be 36″x 48″ or 48″x 48″. A table for displaying objects, such as models or devices, can be requested instead of the use of a board. Presenters should also be prepared to discuss their project and to answer questions from attendees during their assigned poster session.

For oral presentations: Oral presentations are fifteen minutes in length with an additional three minutes allotted for a question-and-answer period. Reflections on research, creative/artistic projects, an internship, or a service project are welcomed. Students will have the opportunity to use visual aids, such as a PowerPoint presentation.

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts submitted for the Summit should be one paragraph, no longer than 250 words in length. This is a strict guideline. Student presenters will be selected based on the quality of their abstract and application materials. The Grad Student Summit Committee will review abstracts and recommend students for the Summit.

Abstracts that meet the following criteria will be chosen for publication in the Summit Program:

  • Abstracts that contain all the required abstract components (questions, methods, results, conclusions/implications).
  • Abstracts that are well-written (no typos, grammatically correct).
  • Abstracts that follow the general guidelines for a given field.

All abstracts and application information should be carefully proofread and spell-checked; the Committee is unable to edit or correct abstracts. All author names should be included and spelled correctly at time of submission; names will appear on the program as originally submitted. Abstracts cannot be revised after submission.


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