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The submission cycle for the 2020 Symposium is now open!  (Watch the Rowan Daily Announcer for more information).  The deadline for submissions will be 11:59pm on MARCH 11, 2020.  All abstracts must be submitted via our ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SYSTEM. Please note that abstracts submitted by mail, disk, or email will NOT be accepted. To be accepted, an abstract must be submitted by the student author(s) and approved by its faculty sponsor(s) by the submission deadline.


Click here for information about the criteria for presentation at RUSSS.  

Click here for more info about the submission process.

We will be using our Online Submission System again this year! 

  • If you submitted to the STEM Symposium last year:  Your account information in our Online Submission System should still be active for this year's submission.
  • If you did not submit an abstract to the STEM Symposium last year:  You should probably take a look at our "Getting Started" Guide (PDF) or our Submission System's detailed user manual (PDF) and then register in our Online Submission System.  
  • HELPFUL TIP:  Your submission process will be much smoother if all of your abstract co-authors (and your faculty sponsor) are registered in the Online Abstract Submission System before you start working on your abstract!   
  • Students may edit their abstract while it is in the "Unsubmitted" status.  
  • Faculty may edit abstracts while they are in the "Submitted" status.  
  • "Approved" abstracts are no longer editable by students or faculty.

Just as we did last year, we have set aside a period in April for students and faculty to download and review page proofs of the RUSSS Abstract Booklet. More information about the page proof stage will be made available at that time.

The 2020 RUSSS event will be held on Thursday-Friday April 16-17. Specific session times will be listed at the RUSSS webpages once we know how many presentations we will be hosting this year, but we anticipate sessions to be held on Thursday early evening, Friday morning, Friday midday, and Friday afternoon. Preferences for session times must​ be made in the "Special Requests" section of the abstract submission process. Students who submit abstracts will be informed which session they are in after the submission deadline has passed.

This Year's Student Scholars Symposium

Find out the date, location, session times, and what's new for this year's Rowan University Student Scholars Symposium!


Download PDF versions of Student Symposium booklets (current year and several past years). For access, use your Rowan email username and password.

Criteria for Participation

Have you been involved in primary research as a Rowan student sometime during the last 12 months? If so, then you are probably eligible to participate in the Student Scholars Symposium!

How to Submit an Abstract for the Symposium

Learn about our Online Submission System, the role of Faculty Sponsors, and more!

Abstract Content

Information about abstract length, use of special characters, and more.

The "Page Proof" Process

Learn how to check your abstract and Symposium name badge for typos and other errors before publication!

Presentation Specifications

Information about poster display space and dimensions.

Booklet Information

Information about the Title & Author booklet, the Full Abstract booklet, and advertising rates for this year's Symposium.

Service Opportunities with RUSSS

Student organizations (including SGA chartered and petitioning organizations and Greek organizations) that help with the Student Scholars Symposium can receive service project recognition.

RUSSS Homepage

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