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Student Scholar Showcase

Student Scholar Showcase

Welcome to the WKU Student Scholar Showcase!

(Previously the Student Research Conference)



Mark your calendars for the next Showcase on April 6, 2024!



Abstract submissions are now open!

Click Here to Enter the Abstract Portal

Submission Deadline: February 27, 2024



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How to Present at the Showcase

Wednesday, March 6th 2024 5:30pm

Students will learn

  • How to Visualize Data - presented by Dr. John Erickson, Assistant Professor of Analytics & Information Systems

  • How to Make a Poster - presented by Mrs Ashley Orehek Rossi; STEM Librarian and Assistant Professor, University Libraries

  • How to Do a Talk - presented by Dr. Daniel Keller, Assistant Professor of English 

Additionally, students will have an opportunity to ask questions about presenting at the showcase at the end of the workshop. 

Join the Zoom Meeting Here


How to Write an Abstract

Monday, February 5th 2024 5:30pm

Dr. Kandy Smith, Associate Professor 

Students will learn how to write a summary statement of their research that includes the importance of the research, the problem it is addressing, the methodology, results, and implications (if applicable) in a manner that is clear, concise, and cohesive. 


How to Make a Poster

Students will learn what elements make a good conference poster, as well as how to draw in their audience and summarize their research or creative activity concisely and attractively. 

How to Give a Talk

Students will learn the best practices of giving a full presentation at a research conference including key elements such as knowing your audience, constructing your presentation, practicing your delivery, and handling Q&A. 

Visualizing Research Data

Students will learn how to present their research data using common public data visualizations, such as charts, graphs, or diagrams, that can show the results without having to read the details or text. 


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