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Application Process and Guidelines

Application Process and Guidelines


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Register for the Virtual Graduate Exhibition chevron_right

What you will need to register:

  • Your Adviser's Penn State Access Account ID (abc123)
  • Abstract (250 words or less)
    The abstract should be no more than 250 words and should concisely summarize the basic content and scope of the presentation without including extensive detail. It should include the project's objective, methodology, and findings, conclusions, or intended results.
  • Importance of work (120 words or less)
    The importance section should be no more than 120 words and should provide a nontechnical explanation of significance of the study to the field.
  • For research involving human participants, vertebrate animals, bio-hazard materials, or radioisotopes
    Your name must be listed on the study, and you must submit your IRB, IACUC, IBC, or UIC number as part of your application. If you do not know your approval number, please contact the Office of Research Protections.
  • For research that includes materials that may be considered Intellectual Property, please check with your adviser to make sure that your presentation will not include enabling information that would restrict options for future patent protection given that the Exhibition is open to the public.  
    • If an invention disclosure has been filed with the Office of Technology Management, you will be asked to submit the disclosure number or date of submission and the name of at least one listed inventor as part of your registration.  
    • If your presentation does include intellectual property and an invention disclosure has not been filed, please consult with your adviser and complete an Invention Disclosure at the Inventor Portal if needed.  
    • Contact the Office of Technology Management for more information. 
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