Call for Abstracts from Students for Conference: The Disability Experience: State of Research, Scholarship and the Arts, Oct.

full name / name of organization: 
Students for Disability Advocacy at the University of Pittsburgh

Abstracts are invited from undergrad and graduate students with and without disabilities. Abstract submissions should be no more than 500 words and up to three keywords for the paper. Submissions must include 1) your name, contact information and discipline 2) title of your presentation and 3) the discipline and subject area (e.g. Policy and Law, Education, History, Philosophy, Sociology and Community Inclusion (Social Work), English and the Arts, Assistive Technology, Health & Wellness, Employment), in which you would like to be included. There will be three accepted abstracts for each panel. Papers will be shared with other panelists in mid-September and power points will be due two weeks before the conference. The authors will be asked to make a 15 minute presentation with 5 minutes for Q and A. If you want to display art or show a film, provide a description as well as space and other requirements.

Elements of an Abstract

1) Motivation/problem statement: Why do we care about the problem? What practical, scientific, theoretical or artistic gap is your research filling?

2) Methods/procedure/approach: What did you actually do to get your results? (e.g. analyzed 3 novels, completed a series of 5 oil paintings, interviewed 17 students)

3) Results/findings/product: As a result of completing the above procedure, what did you learn/invent/create?

4) Conclusion/implications: What are the larger implications of your findings, especially for the problem/gap identified in step 1?

However, it's important to note that the weight accorded to the different components can vary by discipline. For models, try to find abstracts of research that is similar to your research.

Abstract deadline: July 1