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Collegiate Competition

Submit an Abstract Today!

WE Local Providence is now accepting online abstract submissions for the 2018 Collegiate Competition through Friday, January 26, 2018.

The WE Local Collegiate Competition is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present their research to a broad technical audience in three styles: short form abstract submission, visual poster presentation and lightning talk discussion. This allows for students to learn and gain insight on their research, and to receive live feedback and encouragement from others within the STEM field.

What to Expect?

For 2018, WE Local has made changes based on feedback from 2017 Collegiate Competition finalists and Poster Judges. Here are some changes:

  • All entrants are required to submit an online abstract to be considered
  • All online abstract finalists are required to compete in a Poster Competition and lightning talk onsite of their selected conference

Collegiate Competition Criteria

  • Contestants can submit an abstract to all of the five WE Local conferences, but if chosen, are limited to participating at one conference.
  • WE Local collegiate competition finalists must fall into one of two categories: Undergraduate Collegiate and Graduate Collegiate.

View the 2018 WE Local Collegiate Competition Packet today to best prepare for a successful submission.



Now Seeking Online and Onsite Collegiate Competition Judges

WE Local Providence is now seeking Collegiate Competition judges to assist with online and (two) onsite judging opportunities. Click here to view judging qualifications and how to apply.