Registration and Abstract Submission for 2021 is Now Open!

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The committee will be accepting abstract submissions until Monday, March 22nd. The conference will be held Friday, April 9th. Due to the Covid-19 pandmeic, this conferene will be held virtually. Presentations will be pre-recorded and submitted by Monday, April 5th for review by judges. Each presenter will be alotted 5 minutes on the day of the conference to briefly descibe their work and answer any questions from the judges.

 

 

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Presentation Categories:

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Exhibition

Eligibility:

  • Oral, Poster and Exhibition Presentation: All graduate and professional students at Iowa State University are welcome to submit abstracts. We especially encourage College of Design students to participate in Exhibitions. Students participating in the oral presentations will be given 10 minutes for their talk.

 

Submission Guidelines:

  1. The presenter of the abstract should be a graduate or professional student.
  2. The abstract should be limited to maximum of 250 words. The abstract should not contain any tables, figures, or any other graphic files.
  3. GPSC will not publish the proceedings. The authors can still submit the abstract to GPSC, even if they plan to present or have presented it in any professional conference or journal.
  4. Please select the theme that most aligns with the work that you do. 


Oral Presentation Instructions

Students must submit an abstract by March 22nd to present in the conference.  Presentations will be organized by themes indicated in the registration form and placed into small groups for a live question and answer session. All oral presentations must be submitted to gpssconfchair@iastate.edu by Monday, April 5th, at 11:59 pm. Presentations must not exceed 10 minutes in length.  On Friday, April 9th, each student will be assigned a virtual session and be given 5 minutes to introduce their presentation topic and answer questions from judges and audience members. Additional materials and instructional videos for recording presentations will be made available on the conference platform.

Competition will occur between other members in your section with a first place monetary prize to be added to your U-bill on access plus. Second place members will be entered into a raffle to receive a Hy-Vee gift card. Judging forms will be available on Canvas.

 

Poster Presentation Instructions

Students must submit an abstract by March 22nd to present in the conference.  Presentations will be organized by themes indicated in the registration form and placed into small groups for a live question and answer session. All poster presentations will be submitted to gpssconfchair@iastate.edu by Monday, April 5th, at 11:59 pm. Posters must be sumbitted as a PDF and accompanied by an audio file no longer than 3 minutes in length.  On Friday, April 9th, each student will be assigned a virtual session and be given 5 minutes to introduce their presentation topic and answer questions from judges and audience members. Additional materials and instructional videos for recording presentations will be made available on the conference platform.

 

Exhibition Presentaion Instructions

Exhibitions will be handled on a case by case basis, we understand that a pre-recorded and live session will work for every presenter. Contact gpssconfchair@iastate.edu  with any questions.

Participation in artistic competitions, photography, limericks, poetry, etc. will not host their own section, these will be made available for viewing on Canvas and participants will be entered into a drawing for gift cards. 

 

 

 

 

Based on the abstract quality and the number submissions, the abstracts submitted for lightning talks and/or oral research presentation could be moved to the poster. The decision of the review committee will be final and binding in this regard.

The abstracts submitted in the following categories will undergo review process for acceptance. The following parameters will be considered by the review committee.

 

Judging and Acceptance for Presentations (Oral and Poster):

  • Is the problem or hypothesis identified clearly?
  • Are the methods clear and understandable?
  • Is a conclusion clearly summarized? (If ongoing research, is an expected conclusion mentioned?)
  • Did the author establish implication of their research?
  • Did the author use proper grammar and sentence structure?