2019 Annual Research Symposium Call for Abstract

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Once again it is the celebrating time for all of us to share some of the recent world-class breakthroughs and achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In particular, it is time to share the latest research innovations and discoveries during the last 12 months.

ASU's College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (C-STEM) is delighted to announce that the 2019 Annual Research Symposium will be held in the John Garrick Hardy Student Center on Wednesday, March 13 to Thursday, March 14, 2019. The theme of the Symposium is "Effective Communication in STEM Research." You and your colleagues are invited to give talks or poster presentations about your recent research achievements, ongoing research projects, and future research plans in the 2019 Annual Research Symposium on ASU campus.

The symposium provides a platform and an exceptional opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and research scholars to share their research experience to broader audience at Alabama State University as well as other universities in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee. The symposium will inspire and motivate the students in their future STEM endeavors and enhance the collaborations among the faculty members in their respective fields.

In 2018, we received more than 80 abstracts authored by more than 190 authors from 29 institutions in 10 states, including Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Alabama, and three other countries, i.e. France, Italy, and China. The Symposium included more than 40 talks, including more than 20 talks from faculty/scientists and 19 oral presentations from students, and 42 posters. We hope to continue to grow this year. Your participation is the key for the success of the Symposium.

NEW in 2019: High school students are welcome and encouraged to participate the Symposium by presenting poster or oral talks.

NEW in 2019: The 3-min talk competition is implemented. All students at the level of high school students, undergraduate, graduate, and postdocs are encouraged to participate the competition. The winners (about 10% of total participants) will be selected at each level by the Symposium Student Award Committee.

NEW in 2019: Symposium introduces two new committees to strengthen the leadership and partnership: Symposium Advising Committee and Symposium Student Committee.

NEW in 2019: The registration of the Symposium is required for each participant. One form per person. The registration fee is $20 per participant. Students are free to register the Symposium. The registered participants will receive the program and abstract book and free-lunch boxes. No books and lunch boxes are provided for non-registered participants.

Abstract may include one Figure/Table, 1-5 references, and should have about 250 words. The abstract in MS word should be sent to Dr. Hou by email (hhou@alasu.edu). The date of abstract submission is started on December 1, 2018, and ended on January 31, 2019. No abstract will be accepted after January 31, 2019.

Finally, donation of minimum $10 to the Symposium are welcome. The names of the contributing individuals will be appeared in the program book, on the conference website, and through out the Symposium.

For more information, visit the website https://sites.google.com/a/alasu.edu/ars-2019/.