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ACES Abstract Submission

Please read the following carefully:

  • You may submit either a poster or oral abstract, but not both. 
  • Submission of an abstract does not guarantee inclusion in ACES.
  • Limit your abstract to a maximum of 2000 characters (This will be approximately 250 words.) 
  • The person submitting the abstract must be the presenter.
  • Only one person can present an abstract submission at the ACES symposium.
  • Only one person can receive the award.
  • All submissions are subject to subsequent editing.*
  • The abstract must be submitted by February 13, 2015.
  • Students will be notified by email of acceptance to ACES by February 26, 2015.
  • If there are problems with your submission, please email for assistance.
  • If you elect to withdraw from ACES please email for assistance.
  • All questions about ACES should be sent to

Because ACES celebrates student research and creativity, all potential presentations (both oral and poster) must reflect the author's first-hand investigative efforts. As such, a presentation that serves primarily as a summary of other scholars' research (i.e., a literature review) is not appropriate to this venue.

Preparing an abstract for ACES:

 In preparing an ACES abstract, each student author should be certain to address the following:

  • A clear statement of the central issue to be investigated
  • A description of the results of the study, including reference to what was investigated (i.e., data, texts, etc.)
  • An interpretation of the study's results
  • A note as to the significance of the findings as they relate to your discipline

Unlike many academic conferences, which are quite often organized around a single discipline, ACES attracts an audience made up of individuals from a range of academic fields: students and judges come from all of UT Arlington's nine colleges and schools. Given this important fact, students participating in ACES should strive to write abstracts and presentations/posters that can effectively communicate to a general but well-educated audience. To this end, all work submitted to ACES should be (relatively) free of discipline-specific jargon. Dr. Ashley Purgason, Assistant Dean in the College of Science, is presenting a workshop designed to help you submit an ACES abstract for a general audience. Click here for more information and to register. 

Thank you for your interest in ACES. The deadline for submissions has passed. 

 *All abstracts submitted for consideration will be reviewed by a faculty panel. Abstracts that are evaluated as "Requires Revision" will be returned to the author, who will be invited to revise and resubmit the work within a prescribed time period (to be determined by the Abstract Review Committee).