* Abstract Submission *

*You DO NOT need to be a member to submit an abstract, but you will have to become a member to attend the conference.

Please follow these steps to avoid having your abstract rejected!

  1. Review the section descriptions below to select an appropriate Section for your research.
  2. Only one presenter is permitted and the person presenting should be the one that submits the abstract. Mentors are not allowed to submit on behalf of their students.
  3. Prepare your abstract using the instructions linked here. Link will download a file.
  4. Please have your advisor proofread and approve your abstract before you submit it.
  5. You MUST use the abstract submission template file to prepare your abstract (link will download a file - look for it at bottom of browser or your download folder). Remember to rename the file with your first-name-last-name-&-Section (Issac-Newton-Physics.docx) so that it can be easily found by staff preparing the meeting. An example abstract is provided for your reference. If you submit an abstract that is over the 2000 character limit for the abstract or the 200 character limit for the title, the reviewers will return it and ask you to fix it. 
  6. Once you are ready to submit, Click on the Section Name in green below (Under ABSTRACT CATEGORIES) to submit an abstract.
  7. Abstract Submission DEADLINE is Dec 3, 2021 at Midnight. 
  8. If a reviewer asks you to make corrections on an abstract, make the corrections, then use cut and paste to put all your text into the abstract submission template file and submit your corrected document using the link at the bottom of this webpage.
  9. If you are submitting an oral presentation, please do not forget to bring a thumb drive with your presentation to the meeting! Show up early to upload your presentation to the computer. 
  10. If you are planning to present a poster, then here is a poster template that is the correct size. See Poster Guidelines.

ABSTRACT CATEGORIES

Anthropology – The Anthropology section organizes forums for the discussion of topics dedicated to different aspects of the human experience. We have historically welcomed submissions from archaeology, cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, comparative biology, linguistics, primatology, forensic science, and related fields. Entries from all academic levels are considered: practitioners, educators, undergraduate and graduate students.

Biomedical Sciences – The Biomedical Sciences section provides a forum for translational research, thus bridging the gap between basic biological sciences and health sciences. Presentations that involve the etiology, characterization, modeling, and/or treatment of disease including medical microbiology, virology, parasitology and disease vectors, environmental causes of disease, case studies, animal models of disease or disorders, immune responses to disease, drug delivery, pharmaceutical trials, and assessment of non-pharmaceutical treatment regimens are welcome.

Cell and Molecular Biology – The Cell and Molecular Biology section addresses genetics, genomics, structure, and physiology of organisms, or their major macromolecules. The focus is on research results which are applicable across many different disciplines and organisms including human, animal, and plant tissues, as well as prokaryotes, viruses, and prions. Studies may be at the genetic, molecular, biochemical, cellular, or organismal level and may include “omics”-based or computational approaches.

Chemistry is the scientific discipline involved with elements and compounds composed of atoms, molecules and ions: their composition, structure, properties, behavior and the changes they undergo during a reaction with other substances.
Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the chemical processes within and related to living organisms. It is a laboratory based science that brings together biology and chemistry. By using chemical knowledge and techniques, biochemists can understand and solve biological problems.

Conservation Ecology -- is the branch of ecology and evolutionary biology that deals with the preservation and management of biodiversity and natural resources. It is a discipline that is emerging rapidly as a result of the accelerating deterioration of natural systems and the worldwide epidemic of species extinctions.

Freshwater Science – Freshwater ecosystems include aquifers, streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, ephemeral rivers, wetlands, riparian habitat, and the interactions between aquatic and terrestrial habitat.  The Freshwater Science Section focuses on biotic and abiotic aspects of freshwater ecosystems from the cellular level to ecosystems.  The Section includes all sub-disciplines from genetics to community structure of organisms, ecosystem and physical processes, climate change, and linkages between freshwater ecosystems and surrounding landscapes.  The Section also includes applied aspects such as habitat and water quality assessment, conservation, fisheries and invasive species management, integrated water resource management, human impacts, and restoration. 

Geosciences – Geoscience is the study of the earth.  It is the processes that form and shape Earth's surface, the natural resources we use, and how water and ecosystems are interconnected. 

Marine Science – The Marine Sciences section of TAS is interdisciplinary and involves aspects of how biology, chemistry, geology, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, and ecology operate in the marine environment, as well as the impact of humans on these environments.

Mathematics and Computer Science – The Mathematics and Computer Science section features research in mathematics, computer science, and similar fields, including both pure and applied topics.

Neuroscience – Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science that is concerned with the study of the structure and function of the nervous system. It encompasses the evolution, development, cellular and molecular biology, physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and disorders of the nervous system, as well as computational, behavioral and cognitive neuroscience.

Plant Biology – The Plant Biology section welcomes poster and oral presentations in all aspects of botanical study. Research on plant anatomy, physiology, systematics, bioinformatics, diversity, evolution, genetics, molecular biology and ecology will be considered in this section.

Physics and Engineering – The Physics and Engineering Section seeks to promote scientific research in both applied and fundamental physics and engineering, providing an opportunity for professional and student authors to showcase their work. Research areas cover the broadest scope of physics and engineering topics, including theoretical, experimental, field, computational and applied research. The goal is to encourage research as a part of student learning and to enhance the professional development of its professional and student members.

STEM Education -- STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach

Systematics & Evolutionary Biology -- Biological systematics is the study of the diversification of living forms, both past and present, and the relationships among living things through time.

Terrestrial Ecology and Management – Terrestrial Ecology is the study of a land-based community of organisms and the interactions of biotic and abiotic components in a given area. 


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Abstract Re-Submissions AFTER Reviewer Corrections