Poster Abstract Submission (Non-Competition)

2016 Conference

Categorized into one of four categories: STEM; social sciences; humanities; professional studies

Only those institutions that paid GPHC dues prior to submission may submit poster abstracts for consideration.

Honors administrators of institutions with more than one honors program will need to submit dues beforehand for every submitting body. 

 Dates for Non-Competition Posters

  • to be submitted between November 1, 2015 and noon, February 1, 2016 by the nominating university's honors director
  • extensions cannot be granted nor can changes be made to submissions by the host institution or any other individual once received
  • February 22, 2016 student and honors director notified of Poster Presentation decision 

 Abstracts For Poster Presentations

  • are distinct from other presentations at GPHC
  • must be submitted only by the university honors director
  • may be made only by institutions with paid dues prior to submissions
  • administrators of institutions with more than one honors program will submit dues before hand for every submission
  • must be made in one of the four categories: STEM, social sciences, humanities, professional studies
  • will serve as evidence that candidates are in good standing with their honors program and university
  • indicate the director's advocacy of the excellence of the work

Poster Abstracts Must

  • be submitted through Poster Submission Form located at the end of this page
  • be submitted by the honors director from the nominating institution
  • come from institutions that have paid dues prior to submission 
  • be fewer than 100 words (references must be used but are not included in the word count restriction)
  • when applicable, cite references using the style guide appropriate in the academic field represented
  • be formatted in readable fashion

Posters Presented At Conference Must

  • be viewed and approved by students' honors director
  • reflect critical thought (should not simply summarize)
  • be professional: no hand lettering, mechanical errors, poor illustrations
  • reflect introduction; problem statement; data collection; hypothesis; analysis; conclusion; an accompanying typed paper bibliography
  • be presented in the form of a standard 3ft x 4ft poster with display board/tripod/easel for display
  • be electronically generated and printed in advance of presenting
  • set up between 2:00 and 3:00 pm at John Brown University on April 8th, 2016 in Simmons Great Hall for judging


  • of approval by committee on February 22, 2016 will be sent to the student and honors director


Contact Glenda Manos, JBU HSP Administrative Assistant, at 479-524-7426 for additional information




The title page and abstract will serve as confirmation from the students' honors director that the university student is full-time and in good standing with their university and honors program. Poster abstracts may be submitted to John Brown University beginning November 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016.

Extension requests cannot be granted.


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