You are invited to submit a proposal to present at the 63rd Annual ACUBE meeting October 25th and 26th at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. We welcome abstracts from all attendees. Regardless of your professional level, you can share your best teaching ideas and biology education research with colleagues! We welcome proposals on any topic related to college and university biology education.
DEADLINE: Attendees interested in presenting their work at ACUBE should submit their abstract by 11:59pm PST, August 31, 2019. Abstracts received after the deadline may still be considered if there is room in the meeting schedule.
ABSTRACT GUIDELINES: Your abstract should clearly and concisely describe what you will present. If you are presenting a learning activity or lab exercise, describe the activity, intended student population and how the activity is used in the classroom or lab. If you are presenting biology education research, describe the research question or problem, research design and analysis. Formal assessment of a learning activity or approach is not required but the activity or approach should have been implemented at least once in the classroom or lab. Your abstract should include no more than 350 words.
HOW to SUBMIT: If you are interested in submitting an abstract, you will need to submit your abstract at the time of registration at ACUBE EventBrite.
20 minute oral presentations
Typical talks given in the 20 minute time slots are overviews or ideas. Successful 20 minute talks tend to present a summary or single concept. If your presentation has a lot of data and/or you are looking for feedback from attendees, consider the 40 minute time slot.
40 minute oral presentations or roundtable discussions
Oral presentations that attempt to discuss data work best in 40 minute time slots. This allows time to fully explain your pedagogical question, methods, and results as well as leaves time for attendees to ask questions. Roundtables are opportunities for extended discussion on a specific topic of interest in a small group setting. Roundtables are excellent venues for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests.
80 minute oral presentations
These time slots are reserved for those wishing to present a hands-on workshop that trains attendees. They can take place in a classroom, biology laboratory, or computer laboratory.
Posters are welcome on any biology education topic, and ACUBE’s poster sessions are some of the liveliest aspects of our Annual Meeting. The author(s) host informal sessions about their work which can be about an innovative teaching idea or approach or biology education research.
- Abstract should include no more than 350 words
- Your abstract should clearly and concisely describe what you will present. If you are presenting a learning activity or lab exercise, describe the activity, intended student population and how the activity is used in the classroom or lab. If you are presenting biology education research, describe the research question or problem, research design and analysis.
- Formal assessment of a learning activity or approach is not required for presentations or workshops on innovative teaching ideas but the activity or approach should have been implemented at least once in the classroom or lab.
- You may submit as many abstracts as you would like.
- If you’re interested in presenting please log on to the ACUBE website and click on the Annual Meeting link. Registration, payment, and abstract submission take place concurrently at the Eventbrite site. You will need to start and complete your abstract submission and registration in one sitting. Therefore we encourage you to save your abstract in a Word or pdf file that you can copy and paste when you register. Please be sure to indicate the presentation format you are submitting your abstract for.
- Decisions regarding proposed abstracts will be emailed by the end of August.
- To see examples of past abstracts that were accepted for presentation, go to http://www.acube.org/annual-meeting/past-meetings/