2023 Senior Academy
Abstract Submission Requirement
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
All undergraduate and graduate students (who are NJAS members) from NJ institutions can participate under the senior academy division.
Participants presenting at this event will have the opportunity to have their research abstract published in the NJAS journal "The Bulletin"; serve as NJ Academy of Science delegate at the 2024 "American Association for the Advancement of Science" at the senior academy level; and allow participants to add this experience to their resumes. SENIOR ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACT AS A JUDGE FOR THE JUNIOR ACADEMY PRESENTATIONS. Once you have submitted your abstract, please go to the registration link for "Judges Information" and sign up! This will be a very rewarding experience for all involved!
We are honored to host postdoctoral fellows and faculty who would like to present in this division and the registration fee will be waived (This does not include breakfast/lunch cost).
Environmental Science / Ecology
Cell or Molecular Biology
Health / Medicine
Chemistry / Biochemistry
Physics / Engineering
Psychology / Animal Behavior
Marine & Aquatic Science
Science or Math Education
Earth Science / Geology / Meteorology
This year, the requirements to participate in the research competition will include several parts: an 8-10 minute presentation, a written abstract, photo release form, and headshot picture of the participant.
Live Presentation May 20, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Follow these instructions carefully (improperly prepared abstracts/missing info may cause rejection of your abstract):
We will only accept abstracts that are submitted in electronic form. The preferred format is MS Word, Arial font, size 12, fully justified. RTF format is also acceptable.
The abstract should be approximately 200 words long, excluding title, author and school or institution affiliation information.
Type the title in bold and all capitals, except for scientific names.
Start authors with the first author. Underline the name of the presenting author. The presenting author must be an active NJAS member. If the presenting author is a student, type (student) after the presenter's name.
All abstracts MUST be received by March 20th 2023. Late abstracts/meeting registrations are not accepted. EXTENDED TO APRIL 22, 2023
All registration fees MUST be received by April 10th, 2023. Late abstracts/meeting registrations are not accepted. EXTENDED TO APRIL 22, 2023
You will be notified by e-mail of your registration completion after you submit registration payment.
Annual meeting May 20th, 2023 with academic scientific presentations, a keynote and an award ceremony
Example of typical abstract:
SYNTHESIS AND IDENTIFICATION OF TERPENYL ETHERS - A COOPERATIVE COLLEGIATE-INDUSTRY PRODUCT
Joe Smith (student), Jane Doe, Chemistry Department, Kean University, Union NJ 07083
A series of terpenyl ethers was synthesized and analyzed for purity and structure. The ethers were submitted for aroma quality evaluation…
All posters are displayed at the Kean University STEM building atrium in a single session of one and half hours. Poster presenters must be on hand with their poster during the session.
I. Posters should be no more than 36" in height and 48" in width
II. The Poster must have the following components:
Title Slide (Title, Name)
Objective & Hypothesis
Materials, Equipment, Facilities
Plans for Further Research
III. Participants should consider the following questions before submitting final presentation:
Does the project follow the scientific method?
Is the problem clearly stated?
Are the procedures appropriate and organized?
Is the information collected accurate and complete?
How unique or original is the project idea?
Is it significant or unusual for a student of this age?
Does the project explain what the student learned about the topic?
Does the project represent real study and effort?
Does the project show the child is familiar with the topic?
Does the student clearly communicate the nature of the problem, how the problem was solved, and the conclusion?
Are the problems, procedures, data, and conclusions presented clearly and in a logical order?
Does the student clearly and accurately articulate in writing what was accomplished?
Is the objective of the project likely to be understood by one not trained in the subject area?
Is your display or presentation visually appealing?
Is the proper emphasis given to important ideas?
Are all the components of the project present and executed well?
Is the project within the time limit of 8-10 minutes? (deduce 3 points for every 30 seconds over/under the limit)
Please submit the following during registration:
A. Signed NJAS photo release form; B. Submit poster file (png, jpeg or pdf) and C. Headshot picture.