Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will NCAS be held?

The NCAS event will be held at Wake Technical Community College, Southern Wake Campus, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC on March 23-24, 2018. Please refer to the Resources section for Directions and Campus Maps & Parking. 


Who is eligible to present their work at NCAS?

Any high school, college/university, graduate, or doctoral student currently enrolled at an institution of higher education in North Carolina, as well as post-docs and faculty members of North Carolina institutions may present at the NCAS conference

Can I present if I did my research/scholarship at an institution outside of North Carolina?

Yes. For example, if you spent the summer conducting research at a national laboratory or college/university outside of North Carolina, you can still present at NCAS.

What length does my abstract need to be?

All abstracts should be submitted through the Abstract Submission link, and be no more than 300 words.

What size should my poster be?

Posters should not be larger than 36” x 48”. Posters can be arranged either in landscape (horizontally) or portrait (vertically). Please see the Abstract Submission link for further details.


Does my project have to be completely finished for me to present?

No, although most work will be. You should at least be able to present what the overall question is, explain how you will answer the question, and any preliminary results you have.

Is there a registration fee for students, faculty mentors or others attending the symposium?

Yes. You must be a member of NCAS to attend the conference. See the Online Registration link to register.


How do I register for the conference?

Register under the Online Registration link. The registration deadline is March 9, 2018.


What types of presentations will there be?

POSTER Students who present in this format will stand by their posters to answer questions as audience members walk through the poster session space. Posters will be attached to 48″ wide by 36″ long poster boards using thumbtacks, binder clips, or other mounting materials and placed on numbered easels.

ORAL PRESENTATION Students who present in this format will present their research orally, using digital technology such as PowerPoint to facilitate the presentation. The oral presentation sessions will be concurrent.

What type of presentation type should I choose?

Students should speak to their mentors if they are unsure which presentation type will best highlight their work.

I worked with a group on a research project; can a group make a presentation?

Yes, but a Primary Presenter must register and facilitate the presentation. The Abstract Submission link will ask the primary presenter to designate any co-presenters. The co-presenters DO NOT have to submit abstracts, but they should register themselves separately for the conference.


If I need to stay the night in Raleigh, is there a preferred hotel?

Yes. There will be accommodations available near Southern Wake Campus. See the Resources page for details.