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Abstract Checklist

Abstracts Due: Sunday, August 18, 2024 by midnight.  No submissions will be accepted after this date. 

An abstract is an outline/summary of your research. It should have an intro, body, and conclusion. It is a well-developed paragraph, should be exact in wording, and must be understandable to a wide audience.

Please review this checklist before submitting your abstract. Guidelines must be followed for the abstract to be accepted.

  • No more than 300 words including authors and affiliations.
  • Format: Microsoft Word using 10 Arial font, single spaced and left aligned
  • Title: Case sensitive
  • Authors/Co-Authors: List all authors and co-authors, list any additional faculty members if applicable. Leave a space in between the title and the authors.
  • The individual submitting an abstract should be listed as the first author
  • An individual can only be listed as first author on one abstract
  • Affiliations: List your affiliations (making sure to use subscripts) do not write out the word affiliations just add directly under your authors
  • Subheadings: If using subheadings to separate your paragraphs please bold, left-align, capitalize only the first word (besides and scientific words that need capitalization)

Example of how the abstract should look.

Using Citrus Pectin and Citrus Peels as a Filtrate for Heavy Metal Pollutants

Authors: Smith, Samuel1; Jacob, Jackson2; Allen, Pearl1

1 SUNY Upstate Medical University
2 SUNY Albany


The purpose of this experiment was to test the effectiveness of composite filters made from citrus peels and citrus pectin along with charcoal and sand on removing heavy metal pollutants from the waters of Tar Creek. A toxicity test was also done before and after filtration using Daphnia magna. Charcoal and sand were used as filtrates to decrease the TDS and neutralize the pH of the water after filtration.  Daphnia magna were used as toxicity test before and after filtration.


It was hypothesized that the composite filters (citrus + sand +charcoal) will decrease the heavy metal concentration, neutralize the pH, and decrease the TDS after filtration. It was also hypothesized that a higher percentage of Daphnia magna will survive in the filtered water as compared to the unfiltered water.


Based on our findings a higher percentage of Daphnia after filtration.