Submitting Your Proposal for the Symposium

How To Submit

To participate in the Science, Mathematics and Engineering (SME) Symposium, you must apply online by submitting your abstract online.

Abstract Submission Form

Abstract samples can be easily found online, especially in your profession's peer reviewed journals, but here are two abstracts to look at: this first abstract on Nitrate ISEs (PDF) is displayed using our form and was accepted into last year's symposium while this second abstract on monarch butterflies is from a research article.


INSTRUCTIONS: Enter a description of your project in the online submission form link above. Your abstract should briefly (200-300 words) outline your project’s purpose and provide a description of any research, methods and outcomes relevant to your work. Highlight contributions of your work to your research or to other professionals in your field.


Submissions will be evaluated based on the participants' abilities to provide an abstract that includes the above information and upon the potential merit and coherence of the abstract. Submissions with incomplete abstracts (those which do not contain all the criteria above) are subject to rejection without review.

Submissions and abstracts will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Response to the submissions will depend upon the number of submissions received and may take several weeks or longer. Responses to submissions will indicate whether the submission has been accepted and provide further instruction regarding the submission of the proposed entry.

Your participation in the SME Symposium depends upon whether the SME Symposium selection committee approves your submission. This committee may be comprised of SME faculty or staff.


By participating in the SME Symposium, you acknowledge that your submissions and entries may be used as samples for SLCC training, assessment, or other internal and non-commercial purposes.