2018 APS Bridge Program & National Mentoring Community Conference


Student Posters: Graduate and Undergraduate Students attending the 2018 Bridge/NMC Conference are invited to present their research during the Saturday poster session. If you plan to present, you must submit an abstract through our system by the deadline (see instructions below). Be aware that if you submit a poster abstract, you must be willing and able to present at the poster session.

Invited Speakers: If you are the sole leader of your workshop or plenary, we ask that you submit your abstract through the system. If you will be co-leading a workshop session, we will ask that you and your co-presenters draft and submit a single abstract for your workshop through the system. Only one person needs to submit the abstract for the group.

Abstract Deadline: October 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Any appropriate abstracts submitted by the deadline will be accepted for presentation, space permitting. If you have questions, please reach out to the APS Bridge Program Coordinator, Brián Clash (

Abstract Submission Instructions

  1. Visit APS’s abstract submission website

  2. Click on the blue "Submit an Abstract" button

  3. Select the radio button for “Bridge Program and National Mentoring Community Conference."

  4. Enter numbers of authors and collaborators, then choose the appropriate format (note: for plain text, select “LaTeX”)

  5. Select abstract sorting and presentation type information

    1. Students:  Under “Sorting category,” select "Poster Session (Undergraduate OR Graduate Student).”  Under “Presentation type,” select "Poster.”

    2. Speakers:  Under “Sorting category,” select "Speaker.” Under “Presentation type,” select "Oral.”

  6. Enter requested information, including your abstract content. If the website asks you for an APS membership number and you are not an APS member, you may type “BPNMC18" in the member ID box when submitting.

  7. SUBMIT your abstract, after (optionally) previewing it.

More information about abstract submission requirements

Before you Submit:

  • Know the names and the order of poster authors.

  • Write your abstract and title, and make sure that the abstract is under 1,300 characters including spaces (about 250 words).

  • Proofread your title and abstract.

  • Determine if your abstract is in plain text, or if it will require either LaTeX formatting or Rich Text Formatting (MS Word with Equation Editor or MathType).

The American Physical Society Bridge Program (APS-BP) and the National Mentoring Community (NMC) are efforts by APS to increase the number of physics degrees earned by underrepresented minority students, defined by the project as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1143070. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.