Your “Pathways to Change” Abstract Should Look Like This


Richard Yuretich

STEMTEC Directorate

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01002


Please prepare your abstract in a word-processing program using a Helvetica or Arial 12-point font. The title should be centered at the top of the page and in bold type. Use upper-case letters for the beginning of each word (articles, conjunctions etc. excepted). Two spaces should separate the title from your name and affiliation, which should be italicized and centered. Within the title and the author lines, keep it single-spaced. Use standard margins (1” top and bottom; 1 ¼ inch left and right) and do not right-justify the text.


        The body of the abstract should begin after two spaces, indent the left margin one-half inch. Text should be single-spaced, with double spacing between paragraphs. Abstracts can be any length up to three pages, and they may include figures or tables if they are embedded successfully into the document. Set the text so that it will wrap around any insertions. Following these guidelines will greatly assist our task of preparing an abstract volume for the conference.


        Please submit your properly formatted abstract no later than May 1, 2001, preferably by attachment to an e-mail message to:

In your message, please indicate if you prefer a 20-minute oral session, or a poster presentation.


If this is not possible, please send a formatted diskette to:



424 LGRT  

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003



If you have questions about the technical aspects of the abstract, please direct them to:

Richard Yuretich                                                        

Department of Geosciences                                     

University of Massachusetts                                      

611 N. Pleasant St.                                                    

Amherst, MA 01003-9297