2014-2015 Workshop Series
This workshop series is intended to help students develop professional skills in general and, more specifically, prepare for the annual WKU Student Research Conference in the spring semester.
The "Workshop Series" is for undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines. Four workshops, presented by WKU faculty, are open to all students.
How to Make a Conference Poster
The WKU Student Research Conference, like many academic meetings, features a session for students to present their scholarly works using poster displays. This workshop covers the parts of a poster, tips for effectively organizing text and images, and suggestions for printing posters. Examples of student posters are exhibited. This workshop will be repeated onthree dates in late February-early March.
- Dr. Gordon Baylis, WKU Vice-President for Research
- Dates: TBD
Downing Student Union, Room TBD
How to Prepare a Conference Presentation
The focus of this workshop is the traditional form of participation in an academic meeting - a podium paper presentation. This workshop covers modes of paper delivery, parts of a presentation, visual aids and tips for communicating effectively. Examples of presentations are evaluated.
- Dr. Lance Hahn, Department of Psychological Sciences
- Dates: TBD
How to Write an Abstract
Ever wonder what an abstract is and how to write one? This workshop covers the parts of an abstract, how to write concisely, and how to submit an abstract for the WKU Student Research Conference. Examples of student abstracts are provided.
Dr. Gordon Baylis, Vice-President for Research
Fall Dates have past, spring dates will be announced soon. For the handouts follow the link below.
How to Visualize Research Data Using Analytics
Good communication doesn't just happen; it is the result of good design!
If you are responsible for presenting quantitative information as Poster, PowerPoint Presentation, or Research Article, this workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshops you will get the chance to access analytical tool, learn how to present quantitative information simply, clearly, accurately, and compellingly.
- Dr. Leyla Zhuhadar, University Senate Representative for Student Research Council.
Fall Dates have past. Contact Dr. Leyla Zhuhadar if you have questions about the handouts.
Abstract submissions accepted beginning December 1, 2014 and will conclude on February
13, 2015. Make an appointment with your adviser now.
Attend a workshop to help you with:
Writing and Abstract
Visualizing Research Data
Making a Conference Poster
Preparing your Conference Presentation
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Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,