Abstracts must include sufficient information for reviewers to judge the nature and significance of the topic, the adequacy of the investigative strategy, the nature of the results, and the conclusions.
The abstract should summarize the substantive results of the work and not merely list topics to be discussed.
An abstract is an outline/brief summary of your paper and your whole project. It should have an intro, body and conclusion.
It is a well developed paragraph, should be exact in wording, and must be understandable to a wide audience.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, formatted in Microsoft Word, and single spaced, using size 12 Times New Roman font.
Abstracts highlight major points of your research and explain why your work is important; what your purpose was, how you went about your project, what you learned, and what you concluded.
If your title includes scientific notation, Greek letters, bold, italics, or other special characters/symbols, do make sure they appear correctly.
List all additional undergraduate co-authors, whether they are or are not presenting, if applicable.