What's Next? (A Timeline for your Preparation Activities)

  1. By March 2, 2016:
    a.  Familiarize yourself with this ASRF website and the information it contains.  Read carefully the helpful information on the Abstract Guidelines page about composing an abstract for your project.  Thoughtfully compose your abstract in MS Word. 

    b.  When you are finished composing your abstract, click the Registration Form link and read all the information on that page before you begin filling out the form,  On the form, you will be asked to both paste your abstract text and upload your abstract file. 

    The deadline for registering is midnight, March 2, 2016.  No late registrations will be accepted.

    If all classes at the University are cancelled on March 2 due to inclement weather, the deadline will be Thursday, March 3, 2016.
  2. March 2-4, 2016:
    After you’ve registered, go to the website and find Presentation Types on the left menu, then click on the appropriate choice for your presentation – either oral or poster.  Read all of the provided information about preparing your oral/poster presentation.  Begin preparing your poster and/or oral presentation.

    You should receive an e-mail confirmation of your registration no later than 3 pm on March 4.  If you have not received your confirmation by that time, please immediately..

  3. March 14-16, 2016:
    After Spring Break, go to the website and check the Participant List to verify that you're on it and to see what poster number and/or time slot you've been assigned.  If you don't see your name on the list, please immediately.

  4. March 18, 2016:
    If you are registered to give an oral presentation, you may attend a workshop for "Tips on Giving an Oral Presentation", held in the Great Room at Yoakley Hall, at 3:45 pm.  No registration necessary.

  5. April 4, 2016:
    If you’re giving an oral presentation, you are to e-mail us your PowerPoint presentation file (to ) no later than 12 noon on Monday, April 4

  6. April 4-6, 2016:
    Practice!  Practice! Practice your speaking part so that you don't omit any important information.  Poster presenters have 7 minutes to speak, oral presenters have 10 minutes. 
  7. April 6, 2016:
    Oral presentation sessions are held in the afternoon. 
    Poster Set-Up in the afternoon:  set up your poster in the Culp Center Ballroom on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 6, between 12 noon and 4:30 pm.

    Don't be late!
               Oral presenters should check in at the ASRF Information Desk on the 3rd floor no later than 30 minutes before
                        your scheduled time slot on Wednesday, April 6th.

  8. April 7, 2016
    Don't be late!
               Poster presenters should be present at their posters by 8:30 am on Thursday, April 7th at the Culp Center Ballroom,

    Now you can enjoy lunch, relax at the Keynote Address at 1:00, and attend the Awards Ceremony at 2:15 to see if you won!

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