the 44th Annual WKU Student Research Conference
The WKU Student Research Conference to be held March 22nd, 2014 at Gary Ransdell Hall showcases the scholarly activities of graduate and undergraduate students of diverse disciplines from across main and regional campuses. An annual tradition since 1970, the conference has provided opportunities for thousands of students to present talks, performances, posters, exhibits, and displays on their research and creative endeavors. The conference is the culminating event for the new REACH Week celebration of student scholarship.
Prepare your Abstract
Abstracts will be accepted from Monday December 2nd, 2013 – Friday February 14th, 2014.
- Submission site (coming soon)
- Information for Judges (coming soon)
- Sigma Xi Conference Speaker (coming soon)
- Conference Schedule (available)
- Conference Programs (coming soon)
- Conference Session Winners (coming soon)
- Spotlight on Student Creative Expression and Performance (coming soon)
- Campus Map with Parking (available)
Highlights from the 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference, 2013
The 43rd Annual WKU Student Research Conference was scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2013. With 320 presentations this conference was, by far, the biggest in the event's history. There were 150 papers, 161 posters/exhibits, and nine spotlight performances. A total of 218 undergraduate students and 102 graduate students were presenters in 2013. In addition, 49 students were co-primary authors and 126 were secondary authors.
The interdisciplinary nature of the conference was evident in the broad range of subject areas covered in the presentations. Student participants represent diverse disciplines from 42 departments, programs, and institutes in all colleges. A total of 151 faculty members served as mentors, providing expert instruction and guidance to our student researchers, artists, and performers.
Among the undergraduate participants in the conference are 72 Honors College students, many of whom are presenting their capstone experience/thesis projects. An additional 44 students were in the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Since its creation in 2008, a total of 146 Gatton Academy students presented at the conference. Also among the undergraduate participants were 96 recipients of FUSE grants. Sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Research, Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement grants support students' intellectual development by fostering active engagement in the areas of research, creative and scholarly activities, and/or artistic performances.
2013 NEWS Spotlight