Who can present at the Conference? 
All CSI undergraduate students whose research/scholarly projects (or works in progress) have been mentored and sponsored for presentation by a CSI faculty mentor. Students are welcome to submit abstracts for individual or group projects. They may submit more than one abstract.

What do I need to do to present?

  1. Tell your faculty mentor that you are interested in presenting your work.
  2. Ask for his/her guidance in preparing an abstract of the work.
  3. Submit an abstract by the deadline: March 21, 2019.
  4. Submit an abstract using the online submission form and ensure that your advisor approves it, beforehand – very important.

What is an abstract? 
An abstract is a summary of your project. Abstracts include reasons for undertaking the work, the methods used, findings and your conclusions. In the case of creative works, describe your project. When appropriate, you should also consider the importance of the work and its applications. You might also want to review The Examples of 2017 Undergraduate Conference Abstracts

How do I prepare an abstract? 
Abstracts for this conference should be no longer than one page (250 words). The abstracts must be entered as part of the Online Submission Form where indicated.

Your entry should include:

  1. The title of your presentation
  2. Your name, telephone number, and e-mail address; your status (i.e. junior or senior) and your major
  3. Name, status and major of your collaborators, if any
  4. Name and department of your faculty mentor
  5. Description of the project - research thesis and results

When and where do I submit my abstract? 
The deadline to receive the abstract is March 21, 2019. You must submit your abstract using the UGConference form. If you have any questions please call 718-982-2341 or send us an email via UGConference@csi.cuny.edu.

What is the purpose of abstracts? 
All accepted abstracts will be printed in the conference program that will serve as a permanent record of the conference proceedings.

When will I know about the acceptance of the abstract? 
Abstract submissions will be accepted for inclusion at the conference only after the CSI faculty mentor submits the mentor approval form. Once approved, authors will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the abstract. The e-mail will also contain additional information on how to prepare their presentation for the Conference.

Where and when do I get the poster boards? 
Poster boards will be available to all approved presenters the day of the conference upon registration in 1P.

How do I prepare the poster? (MANDATORY)
This link will explain poster preparation and will guide you through the process of organizing, creating and printing posters for the UG Conference. Scheduling of poster printing will be done by Lynne Lacomis.

What goes on the day of the Conference?

  • Registration begins at 9:00am May 2, 2019 in the 1P Atrium.
  • Lunch will be available to all participants and faculty mentors at 12:15pm. Students will receive a lunch voucher upon registering.
  • The Conference Plenary will be held at 1:00pm – all presenters and participants are expected to attend.

Poster presenters will be assisted with set up and escorted to their assigned location at the time of registration. Presenters must stand next to their posters between 2:00 and 4:00pm to explain their research accomplishments to other viewers attending the conference.

Paper and Performing and Creative Art presenters will be given a specific location for their presentations prior to the conference. These participants are expected to arrive at their predetermined location at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled performance or presentation. In addition, as with all participants, these students are expected to be present for the plenary session at 1:00pm.

Do I get any recognition for my efforts? 
Yes. Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation at the Conference.

Whom to contact for additional information? 
Please call 718-982-2341 or email: UGConference@csi.cuny.edu