Call for abstracts

The First Interdisciplinary Research Symposium will feature a poster session and competition. We encourage both graduate and undergraduate students to submit abstracts showcasing their interdisciplinary efforts in quality research performed at Virginia Tech or other universities.

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Caption: (from left to right) Edward Dougherty,  Kyle Harring, Susan Mirlohi and  Ethan Groves (in substitution for Austin Amaya)

Poster Scholarship Awards:

Graduate Students:

First Place: $250

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Providing Visualizations for the Visually Impaired

Austin Amaya, Jacob Moore , Ethan Groves and Christopher Williams

Second Place: $200

Drinking Water Consumption in Healthy Adults: Implications of Age, Flavor Preference, and

Beverage Choices

Susan Mirlohi , Andrea M. Dietrich , Susan E. Duncan , and Brenda Davy

Third Place: $150

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cardiac Electrophysiology

Edward Dougherty, James Turner


First Place: $250

Reducing Surgical Site Infections in Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Kyle Harring and Ebru Bish


The number of awards given is reflected by the number of participants – the unequal distribution of submissions between graduate and undergraduate students resulted in the number of awards as given above.


Abstract submission closed! Authors will be notified by Oct 23rd 2011.

A sample poster can be found here: IDR Symposium Poster Template


Abstracts selected for the poster session will be notified by Oct 23rd 2011. Selected abstracts will also feature the Symposium’s Compendium.

Abstracts will be selected primarily on the extent of integration of distinct disciplines into the author’s work and secondarily on the results/outcomes/impact of the work. Abstracts that do not adhere to formatting guidelines will not be accepted.

Abstract guidelines: One page, 300 word limit. Maximum one figure or table. Please submit you abstract as Word (doc, docx, rtf, txt) file. Please name your file as FirstName_LastName.
Abstracts should be submitted to

More details and guidelines can be found in our abstract document here: IDR Symposium abstract format


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