2020 Understanding Interventions Conference

March 13-15, 2020
Sheraton Gunter Hotel
San Antonio, TX
 
Call for Abstracts
Abstract Submission DeadlineNovember 15, 2019
 
Proposals are invited for presentation on research projects and best practices highlighting pathways to STEM careers. Abstracts can be submitted to present in the following formats:  workshop, symposium, deeper dive, or poster.  You may select only one oral presentation format.  However, if you have selected to present a workshop, symposium, or Deeper Dive, you may also request to present a poster.  Members of the UI Advisory Committee review all submissions. Revisions may be requested prior to acceptance.  
 
Workshops.  Abstracts should provide attendees with models, methods, and hands-on tools that can be adapted to other campuses, programs, and populations. Two types of workshops are available:  a. Hands-on interactive sessions (1.5 or 3 hours), and b. Focused Seminar (1.5 hours) on a single topic.   
 
Symposia.  Concurrent symposia feature 20-minute presentations, each followed by a 10-minute open question and answer period.   Abstracts for symposia presentation must include rationale, design, research results and/or program outcomes pertinent to broadening participation in STEM education and careers.
 
Complete symposium proposals may be submitted consisting of no more than three (3) presentation abstracts centered on a specific objective, e.g., institutional alliance or area of inquiry.  Complete Symposium proposals must include a parent abstract that provides the session overview to be presented by a moderator, and three presentation abstracts (made by one individual even if co-authored), for a maximum of four presentations. Time limitations for each presentation are the same as described above.       
 
Deeper Dives. Concurrent Deeper Dive sessions feature 15-minute presentations, after which members of the audience adjourn to one of three 30-minute roundtable discussions of their choice, each led by a speaker (and his/her coauthors). Abstracts submitted for Deeper Dive presentations should include (a) the focus of study, (b) methodology and measures used, and (c) illustrative questions/issues to be discussed in the open-ended roundtable discussion.
 
Complete Deeper Dives proposals should include a parent abstract that provides the session overview to be presented by a moderator, and three presentation abstracts (made by one individual even if co-authored), for a maximum of four presentations. Time limitations for each presentation are the same as described above.       
 
Posters.  Poster presentations must fit on a 4’x4’ poster board.  Abstracts for poster presentation should highlight the following components:    
1) Focus of the intervention—what is studied and why    
2) Study population—describe it and any comparison or control group    
3) Contextual factors—what was measured and how what limits generalization   
4) Outcomes of the intervention—what was found in what time frame
5) Relevance to the UI community—how does the study advance theory and/or practice as described in the literature; what is adaptable and possible next steps
 
Length of Abstracts.  Abstract submissions consistent with the guidelines above should be in Arial 11-point font, with 1500-4000 characters including spaces.  Abstracts should include 2-5 literature references in APA format. 
 
The conference committee reserves the right to move abstracts between presentation categories, e.g., Symposium to Deeper Dive, Symposium to Poster.