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Lay Abstracts for Theses and Dissertations

5:00 pm
Submit to Bob Zink
Robert Zink,
Final date for submitting Lay Abstracts from SNR Theses and Dissertations for competition. Please forward these to Robert Zink at
At the end of Fall 2023 semester (December 9, 2023), we will appoint a committee of three faculty who do not have a student in the competition, and they will declare a “Best Lay Abstract”. The winner will receive $500.

Keep it around 300-700 words. Do not use jargon that your friends outside your field would not use. Begin with a sentence that will grab your reader, and end by looping back to your beginning statement. Make it understandable to a middle school student, and emphasize what you did, how you did it, and why someone should care about your results.

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This event originated in School of Natural Resources.