Instructions for Submitting Abstracts

Abstracts are to be submitted in the following manner:

  • For the national convention, when you register for the convention online, upload your abstract, and then notify the National Office via e-mail to:  tribeta@una.edu.

Your file name should include your last name, first name, and whether it's a poster or oral presentation. Follow the examples below for the format of the abstract submission. All abstracts should include:

  • Your name

  • School

  • Chapter

  • Title of the presentation, and

  • Then the abstract paragraph itself

 

For your district convention, submit the following information and your abstract via e-mail to your district director unless otherwise instructed.  The abstract for the district convention should be submitted as an attachment to an e-mail. 

 

In the message section of the e-mail include: 

  • Your name

  • School

  • Chapter

  • Title of the presentation, and

  • Whether it is a poster or a oral presentation. 

DO NOT paste the abstract into the body of the e-mail!!! 

Your attachment should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Type the abstract in 9 point Arial (Times Roman if Arial is not available), with margins of 1 inch right and 2 1/2 inches left.  Do not place hard returns at ends of lines; allow word wrapping. The abstract is not to exceed 200 words. For examples of the proper form, see below.  Abstracts will be used as printed, so make sure to proof read them carefully; no corrections will be made.  Each abstract from a chapter must be submitted in a separate e-mail. 

EXAMPLE I:

Geiman, Anna M. Mu Iota, Northern Kentucky University.  Evaluation of methods to test common skin antiseptics.

Antiseptic hand sanitizers were tested for effectiveness using the Kirby-Bauer disk method.  Previous studies have shown this method to be effective in the evaluation of microbial growth inhibition.  However, the volatile nature…..

EXAMPLE II:

Farris, Jason & Robert Tompkins. Tau Upsilon, Belmont Abbey College.  An ecological study of Magnolia macrophylla Michaux (Big Leaf Magnolia) in Gaston County, NC.  Big Leaf Magnolia (Magnolia macrophylla Michaux) has the largest leaf of any North American tree species.  Its range includes the southeastern United States.  In North Carolina it is predominantly found in Gaston County located….

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