College of Arts and Sciences

Sigma Xi Research Symposium

Registration & Abstract Guidelines

Welcome to the Registration page for the 2017 SJU Sigma Xi Research Symposium.

The registration for the 2017 Research Symposium has been closed as of 5:00 P.M. March 31, 2017.

If you have any questions about the submission of abstracts, please contact Ms. Donna Comly at 610-660-1810 or

READ the "Guidelines on Abstract Submission" before uploading your abstract file.

Guidelines on Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (in a “.doc” file).
  • Text must be 12 pt Times font.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 300 words in length.
  • Abstracts are limited to one single page with 1-inch margins.

Please follow guidelines below for headers

First line – title 
Second line – authors (last name, first initial for all authors. The faculty mentor(s) name to be underlined and the presenting author’s name to be followed by an asterisk)
Third line – Departmental affiliation
Fourth line – The name of the school
Fifth line – The city, state and zipcode of the school

(If multiple colleges/universities and/or departments are involved, list each one, with its address. Superscript numbers can be used to identify which authors come from which institutions).

Please leave one blank line between the header and the body of the abstract.


The role of chlorine in the disinfection of drinking water.
Smith, A.*, Johnson, B. and Jones, D.
Department of Engineering
City University
Philadelphia, PA 19000

Sigma Xi is not responsible for missing information in uploaded abstracts.