Call for Abstracts

You are invited to participate in the 2012 Eleventh Annual NC OPT-ED Alliance Day conference, Tuesday, October 16, 2012.  High school, community college, undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to present their research at a nationally recognized National Science Foundation conference. Abstracts are open to all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); social, behavioral and economic sciences (SBE); and biotechnology disciplines.


Poster Abstract submission is now closed, we have reached our maximum capacity.

The deadline for abstract submission will be September 21, 2012 at 5:00pm DEADLINE has been extended to Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:00pm or once we reach maxium capacity, whichever occurs sooner.

Prospective oral and poster presenters are required to submit a short abstract of 300 words or less describing their research. Abstracts are to be submitted by clicking the appropriate link below.   Abstracts will be printed as submitted, they will not be proofread.  All abstracts must be approved by your principal investigator/research advisor.


Poster: Maximum of 104 poster presentations. Once we have reached 104, the call for poster presentation abstracts will close. Posters must be capable of being mounted on the provided 4’(h) x 6’(w) cork board with the provided standard push pins only.  We will not have tables to accommodate tri-fold standing posters.  All posters must be mounted to a cork board. All posters must be set up by 10:00 AM.  After 10:00 AM, your spot at the Poster Presentation will no longer be reserved, and may be taken by another student. 

We will not be having Oral Presentations this year.


Poster Abstract submission is now closed, we have reached our maximum capacity.

All submissions, including abstracts, photos, poster presentations, and any other materials will become available for use in any official NC OPT-ED activity.