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Central california Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
University Business Center
Application Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2018

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Abstracts from all areas of study are encouraged


 The purpose of the Symposium is to share recent research with community investigators in various fields, college students, and faculty as well as to encourage research activities in the Central Valley. All fields of research will be considered for presentation to exchange further ideas among investigators and the general public.

Who can apply?

 All individuals, including faculty, residents, graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts.

How are the abstracts judged?

 Abstracts will be judged by the coordinating committee on the criteria outlined below:


  • Scholarly merit appropriate to the discipline
  • Creativity
  • Timeliness
  • Value
  • Clarity to an audience of scholars not necessarily from the same discipline. 


Abstracts should not contain technical jargon and undefined symbols.  The most frequent reason for rejection of proposals is absence of results.  


Judges attending each session will recommend undergraduate and graduate students for cash awards.  

How many presentations can I do?

 No more than one presentation may be made by an individual author.  This does not preclude a co-author from making a presentation.

How should I format the abstract?

 Abstract Format


Presentation Type:  Oral or Poster



E-mail Address: 

If you are a student presenter, please indicate whether you are an Undergraduate, Master’s, or Doctoral Student.


Abstract of not more than 300 words.

 The body of the abstract should be organized as follows:

  1. Introduction stating objectives of the study
  2. Brief summary of methods
  3. Summary of results 

(Note: It is not satisfactory to state “The results will be discussed.”)

  1. Conclusion


  • Do not use technical jargon.
  • Proofread your abstracts prior to submitting.  (Note:  Abstracts which are selected will be published in the proceedings exactly as typed.) 
  • The title should be brief but clearly identify the nature of the study. 


Abstracts not adhering to these guidelines may not be considered for presentation.

Oral and Poster Presentation Guidelines

 Presentation Guidelines


Authors should indicate their preference for either an oral OR a poster presentation.


Oral presentations will be limited to 12 minutes followed by 3 minutes for discussion.


Poster presentation format details will be provided to authors selected for a poster presentation.  

Time and Location of Presentation

Notification of acceptance will specify location and exact time of presentation.

Sponsorship Requirement

Authors of papers entered in the student competition must be sponsored by a faculty member.

Acceptance Policy

 In order to participate in sessions, participants must confirm their invitation to present.  Presenters who do not confirm will not be scheduled.

No Show/Withdrawal Policy

 No Show Policy If a student confirms their intent to present and does not show up on the day of the event, they will not be able to present the following year and their faculty sponsor will be notified. 


Withdrawal Policy:  If a first author chooses to withdraw his or her abstract for any reason, a request must be submitted by April 4, 2018.


Friday, March 23, 2018
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. 
2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
HML Lecture Room 3212


Students: If you plan to present your research findings this Spring, then this event is for you!



For questions, please contact Gayle Sherwood at or (559) 278-0539.