Abstracts & Presentations


Abstracts are submitted during the registration process.  

Abstracts are due March 4, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

Please read carefully through the following rules for submitting and presenting scientific abstracts. Abstracts that do not adhere to the rules outlined below may be withdrawn from consideration.


  1. A single abstract can be submitted only once as either a poster or oral presentation. Each poster or oral presentation should be presented by a single, primary author, designated as the first author in the abstract. There is a space in the abstract submission form to designate the presenting author. Additional, non-presenting authors and sponsors may be included in the abstract. For large projects involving multiple participants, the body of work should be parceled in such a way that each abstract represents a different aspect of the overall study.
  2. No presentation may be given by an individual who is not an author on the abstract.
  3. An individual may serve as a non-presenting author on multiple abstracts.
  4. Each abstract must be sponsored by a current NCAS member. The sponsor is responsible for validating that all authors on the abstract have done legitimate work on the research to be presented and has approved the final version of the abstract.
  5. Include, in the following order:
    • Author name(s) (presenter’s name followed by an asterisk*): e.g., Last, First*, First Last, First Last
    • Institution(s): e.g., Meredith College, North Carolina State University
    • Title of the presentation in bold (only first word of the title needs to be capitalized)
    • Abstract text (300-word limit)

Example Submission

  • Townsend, M. Allison*, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Jeffrey B. Taylor
  • High Point University
  • Performance changes in adolescent soccer players after an ACL injury prevention program
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs (ACL-IPP) successfully reduce the risk of injury in female athletes; however, the performance benefits elicited by ACL-IPP are not well understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify changes in power and agility after participating in an ACL-IPP. Fifty-five adolescent female soccer players (15.6±1.3 years, 1.64±0.05 m, 57.3±7.0 kg) were cluster randomized into intervention (n=28) and control (n=27) groups. The intervention group participated in a previously established 6-week ACL-IPP, while the control group continued standard soccer activities. Subjects were tested for single leg power (triple hop for distance test) and agility (T-test) before and after ACL-IPP training. Using an intention-to-treat design, repeated measures ANOVAs were used to identify any group by time interaction, with post hoc paired t-tests to identify significant changes in each group (p<0.05). Three subjects did not complete the post-testing session because of non-compliance (n=1), or injury (n=2, concussion, unspecified foot injury). A significant group x time interaction was identified for power in both the right (p=0.04) and left (p=0.01) limbs, but not in agility (p>0.05). However, follow-up paired t-tests revealed no significant changes in power in the intervention group, yet a decrease in power from the pre- to post-test in the control group for both limbs (p<0.05). These results indicate that ACL-IPP may help overcome the loss of lower extremity power that adolescent female soccer players experience over the course of a season, as well as complement the benefits of injury risk reduction and may help endorse the widespread implementation of ACL-IPP.


Information for Presenters


  • The poster session will run from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday night. Poster presenters will receive a link after March 4th to upload their posters before March 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Posters should be uploaded as a one-page pdf. Online poster presenters should additionally upload a short, 2 – 3 minute, audio (or video, if desired) explanation of their poster’s research. You may view the audio poster explanation as giving your poster “talk” as if attendees walked up to you in-person and asked you to tell them about your poster. This explanation does not require any slides except the poster itself.
  • In-person poster presenters should setup their printed posters between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18th in the Student Union Banquet Hall. Posters will be mounted using small clamps or other mounting materials, onto 36″ x 48″ mat board, which can be placed onto the easels either horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait). We will provide mounting materials, boards, easels; all you need to bring is your poster.
  • Online poster presentations will be divided into categories based on discipline. Each category will have its own Zoom conference room and moderator for live questions and answers during the Friday night poster session. A separate room will be setup during the conference to facilitate questions from in-person attendees.

Oral Presentations

  • All presentations should be loaded on the computers in each presentation room at the beginning of the day. We suggest that you arrive as close to 7:30 AM as you can, register and then go to your assigned room in the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business Building to load your presentation onto the computer. Technicians are located in the building should you need assistance.
  • Bring your presentation on a USB flash drive. We also recommend that you have a copy of your presentation available in accessible cloud storage.
  • You may be able to use your own computer for your presentation, but be sure that you bring any adaptors necessary to convert your connection to an HDMI adaptor if your computer does not have this built in.
  • If you create your presentation on a Mac, you should be OK, but please test it out on a PC in advance. We will arrange to have a demonstration room where you can review your presentation using the same multi-media equipment as in the room where you will give your presentation.
  • Oral presentations are allotted 15 minutes total time. Plan on 10-12 minutes for the presentation and 2-3 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Oral presentations are given in real time at their assigned time whether in-person or virtually. Since oral presentations are sorted by academic disciplines, sessions may contain mixed in-person and virtual oral presentations. In-person presenters will present in-person in their assigned room and virtual presentations will be streamed through an assigned Zoom link. A moderator will facilitate in-person and online communication during the question-and-answer time for all oral presentations. Both in-person and virtual meeting attendees will have the opportunity to view presentations and ask questions.


Derieux Research Awards

Collegiate Academy (CANCAS) presenters who opt into judging are eligible for Derieux Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. These awards will be presented at an Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening.

Winners of first place awards will be invited to submit a full manuscript of their research to the Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science, the official journal of the NCAS. Manuscripts will be subject to the same peer review process as required of all manuscripts, regardless of their source.


Call for Judges and Session Moderators

A minimum of two Derieux Awards judges who are part of Senior Academy are needed for each subject area within a session. Judges should be available Friday evening and Saturday morning. You can indicate your willingness to be a judge during the registration process.

Moderators are needed for oral presentations. You can indicate your willingness to be a moderator during the registration process. Moderators can be faculty or students.