Registration, Abstract Submission, Presentation Submission and Information

Helpful Guides and Registration

How Virtual Intersections Works

Virtual Intersections allows students to post recorded presentations with posters, slides or other presentation tool and have a discussion board. Students also have the option (not required) for a LIVE PRESENTATION and Q&A or recorded presentations with live a Q&A. Intersections will be begin on Thursday, May 6. Recorded presentations will remain available (with student and faculty mentor permission) to the CWRU community until December 2021.

2-Step Participation Process

Participation Submission Deadlines

  1. Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline: July 23, 2021. 
  2. Presentation Submission Deadline: August 2 (available in the right column early July).

Step One (Information for Completing the Registration and Abstract Form)

Complete the Intersections registration and abstract submission forms. If you have questions, please email or

Before starting the registration process, please review and have available the information needed for the online registration form for Virtual Intersections. The registration form cannot be saved for completion at a later time.

Remember - if you are presenting as a group: Please make sure you have all group members' names, majors and network id email addresses. Groups need only do one registration and one abstract for all members. The registration form allows for multiple presenters of one presentation. If you have questions, please email or

Abstract Submission Information

  • Submit a properly formatted abstract by Friday, July 23 11:59pm EST, formatted according to the Abstract Guidelines. The abstract can be submitted via the Abstract Submission Form, which will be available soon. 
  • Make sure your Faculty Research Mentor (the person in whose lab you conducted research) is aware of and approves of your abstract and presentation. This includes approving the content of your abstract. Your abstract will automatically route to your Faculty Research Mentor (via the contact information you provide) when you submit the abstract. You will receive confirmation when your mentor has reviewed, approved, commented or declined your abstract. Please respond accordingly, if necessary. Please make sure that you enter the email information correctly.
  • Attend Intersections preparation workshop (or view video) about presenting virtually. 

Abstract Submission will be open early July.

Step Two (Presentation Submission Deadline and Information)

Important: SOURCE is pleased to host Intersections via the ForagerOne Symposium platform. Prior to submitting your presentation, please review the following guidelines about how to submit all of your presentation details within the Symposium format. To help you understand and see these changes that we will describe below, you may view presentations from other institutions that are currently available.*

Information for all Presentations

Instructions on presentations will be made available in June, 2021. 

Faculty Endorsement

Students are required to include a Faculty name as their project advisor and/or endorser of their research presentation application. It is understood that many undergraduate students engage in research and creative projects within collaborative teams of faculty, post doctoral students, graduate students, laboratory staff and undergraduate students centered on CWRU faculty members' larger research endeavors. In addition to approving the overall readiness of the presentation, faculty advisers and/or endorsers are approving the undergraduate student's own role and authorship of the project and results of what may be a piece of a larger project.

Students need not have conducted the research on the Case Western Reserve campus to present at Intersections. Students must provide the name, institution and email of the non-CWRU faculty with whom they worked. This person must also approve the research presentation as CWRU faculty do.