Abstract Guidelines

As part of the 2012 application, all TIA applicants (including both panel and poster presenters) are required to draft an abstract about their capstone experience with guidance from a faculty/staff/CRC advisor.  The role of the faculty/staff/CRC advisor is to act as the first set of eyes on your project, assisting you in the development of an abstract that is clear, concise, and accessible to a wide audience. If you are already working in some capacity with an advisor on your project, we encourage you to review your abstract with them.  If you have not been working with an advisor, we recommend that you talk with Minoo, Darcy or Peggy Chang at the CRC (crc@brown.edu) or Dean Kisa Takesue, Director of Student Activities (kisa_takesue@brown.edu).  An advisor must have reviewed the abstract prior to submission of your application. 

If applicants are accepted into the conference, we strongly encourage advisors to attend their presentations to express continued support and interest.  

In 150 words or less, your abstract must include responses the following questions:

  • What was the central goal of your project?
  • What makes this project a capstone experience for you?
  • What is the real-world or practical significance of your work?
  • What do you hope to teach your audience?

Abstracts are to be submitted as part of the online TIA 2012 Panel Presentation application or Poster Presentation application.