Finalizing Your Abstract

Once you have been accepted as a Ruhlman presenter, a final title and abstract for the conference program must be approved by your advisor via the application system located under the Administrivia section of the My Wellesley Portal . The deadline for presentation title and abstract submission is noon, Monday, February 10, 2014. Please work closely with your faculty advisor to review your title and abstract before you submit it.

Each submission of a final abstract should follow the format below, as illustrated in the sample abstracts:

  • Abstracts may be no longer than 150 words.
  • We will also be able to include science abstracts that contain diagrams and scientific notation in this year's conference program. Please save these diagrams as pdf format, or if not possible, jpg or tiff format, and then submit it to Please be sure to note your name and project title with the diagram.
  • You should include any Media or Special Needs when you finalize your abstract.
  • The names of the student presenters should appear in the order they should appear in the printed program.
  • Some student research is supported by grants from Wellesley College or other sources, including multicultural awards, NSF summer research support, and Schiff Fellowships. If you received grant support for your research, you should indicate the source of support in parentheses after the text of the abstract, as shown in the sample abstracts. Please see the list at the right of this webpage for the names of frequent sources of support for Ruhlman presentations.
  • All materials should be ready for submission to the printer: clearly written and free of grammatical or typographical errors.

Your final abstract must be submitted no later than Monday, February 10, 2014 and then approved by your advisor via the application system located under Administrivia in the My Wellesley Portal . A final title and abstract must be submitted even if your title and abstract have not changed from your original submission - please confirm your abstract by submitting it in advance of the February deadline. Please verify that your name and the names of any other participants in your group are correct and written as they should appear in the program.

Due to timing constraints related to the printing of the program, it is crucial that your materials be submitted by the above deadlines.

If necessary, we may edit your abstract slightly for clarity and consistency of style. However, abstracts that require substantial editing will be returned to you for revision, and we cannot guarantee that these abstracts will be included in the conference program. Due to the strict publication deadlines under which we must work, we also cannot guarantee that materials submitted after the February deadline will be printed in the final program. Please be sure you have indicated your Media Needs and any Special Needs in the application when you finalize and submit your abstract. If we do not receive this information by February 10, we may not be able to accommodate these needs the day of the conference.

Abstracts from prior Ruhlman Conferences are available on this page.

We would like to thank you for your participation in this celebration of student achievement.

If you have additional questions about your participation in the 2014 Ruhlman Conference, please send them to

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Faculty members who would like to plan a class-related presentation and wish to hold a place should contact Kristen Gallagher by the December 16th application deadline