Call for CSU Speaks Abstracts

We want YOU to promote your AWESOME research by presenting at CSU Speaks! Please submit a jargon-free abstract (300 words) describing the 10-minute talk that you would like to give to a broad audience at New Belgium.

Science in Action is inviting researchers from all around CSU to present at an interdisciplinary conference at New Belgium Brewery. CSU Speaks encourages graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and professors across the university to present their work to the public in an easily accessible, 10-minute talk. This event will serve three important purposes: 1) encouraging scientists to communicate their work in a clear, jargon-free manner to members of their community, 2) showcasing CSU research, thereby gaining community support for science and research funding and 3) developing connections between scientific organizations and the local community.

            This is an opportunity to share your research with the Fort Collins community, help involve people in the work we do, and make some new friends in the process! We welcome abstracts of both empirical and philosophical natures to showcase the diverse body of research that is happening at CSU. Investigators at all stages are encouraged to submit an abstract.

            Your abstract will be peer reviewed. Abstracts will be accepted based on content, available space, and diversity of subject matter. Abstracts should be a representation of how you intend to communicate your work to the Fort Collins community! Abstracts that are not accepted will be returned with a score and comments, which can then be considered for a second-round submission. Oral presentations will take place April 27th, 2019 starting at 12:00 PM located at New Belgium Brewery.

Please submit your abstracts to the Google Drive folder here. The rubric that we used to grade the first-round abstract submission can also be found in the above Drive folder.

Guidelines for abstract submissions:

  • The abstract must be fewer than 300 words and be jargon free (language that is accessible to the general public attending the event)
  • The abstract should be single-spaced, 12pt font
  • The title must be fewer than 80 characters
  • Please include your email and position within the university
  • Open to CSU’s faculty, post-docs, and graduate students

Second round of abstract submission due April 1st