Students participating in the Student Symposium must first submit their abstract to be approved by a faculty or project advisor.

We are not currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2024 Student Symposium. We will announce when the abstract submission portal is open.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length and must be submitted through the online abstract submission portal.
  • Individual and group submissions are welcome.
  • Only one abstract may be submitted by a lead author (someone else must be the lead author if you are part of multiple submissions).
  • The online abstract submission form requires that you enter the title of your project (title case please, not all capitals), and the first/last name and email address of your UMass Lowell project advisor.
  • If you are submitting an abstract on behalf of a team, you will also be required to enter the first/last name(s), email address(es), and major(s)/program(s), of each of your co-presenters.
  • Please only include co-applicants in the abstract submission if you are participating as a team. If you participating as an individual but would like to acknowledge supporters or contributors, you may include them in your video.
  • If you need to make changes to a submitted abstract, email: to report that you wish to make a change. We will "reject" your original submission. You will then need to resubmit your revised abstract through the online abstract submission portal (in essence, it is as though it's a first-time submission - the reason: only one abstract submission per student is allowed).
  • Upon submission of your abstract, the abstract submission portal will automatically send your abstract to your UMass Lowell project advisor for review and approval.
  • Project advisor approval is required to submit a video.
  • Upon approval, the student who submitted the abstract will receive an email with instructions for how to submit a video presentation of no more than 3 minutes to be uploaded to the UMass Lowell Student Symposium YouTube channel.

Read more about the video presentation guidelines, recording resources and submission process.