Abstracts (max 200 words) for this year’s conference will be accepted through the deadline of Friday, February 16, 2018. Please submit abstracts at the following website:https://www.wku.edu/studentresearch/abstract_submit.php
The conference itself is on Saturday, March 24, 2018 on the Bowling Green campus in the Downing Student Union. The conference will feature a keynote talk by Dr. Kendra Cherry-Allen of Johns Hopkins Medical Institute at 10:00am that is free and open to the community. Dr. Cherry-Allen’s talk, “Neuroplasticity: Mapping a Path from Undergraduate to Postdoctoral Clinical Research” will address her research on neuroplasticity while also explaining how undergraduate research shaped her current career path.
Students may submit work that falls into the following categories: oral papers, posters, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, performances, and video. The conference is interdisciplinary and accepts work from both undergraduate and graduate students. Any student who has completed a faculty-mentored project is invited to submit. Students who graduated in December are welcome to present their scholarly works at the spring conference as long as the projects were completed when they were students. Only abstracts approved by WKU faculty are considered by the conference scheduling committee.
Please encourage your students to attend the free professional development workshop “How to Write an Abstract,” scheduled for 5:00pm on Thursday, February 1 in room 2007 of the Honors College and International Center building. Dr. Leila Watkins will guide students through the process of how to prepare an abstract for an academic conference.
For a full list of professional development workshops to prepare students for the conference, please see our website: https://www.wku.edu/studentresearch/workshops.php