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Student Scholar Showcase


Welcome to the WKU Student Scholar Showcase!

(Previously the Student Research Conference)


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Make plans to attend the 53rd Student Scholar Showcase on Saturday April 1st, 2023!  
Click here to see a full list of 2023 abstracts
Click here to see the 2023 Showcase program


Schedule of Events




Saturday, April 1, 2023

8:00 – 3:15 PM


8:30 – 10:00 AM 

 Morning Sessions

10:15  – 11:15 AM

Keynote Lecture

11:15 – 12:00 PM

 Flash Talks

12:00 – 1:15 PM

      Lunch Break    

1:15 – 2:45 PM

 Midday Sessions

3:00 – 4:30 PM

Afternoon Sessions


2023 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Rachel Tinius

"Never Stop Learning: How the desire to learn has shaped a career in pregnancy clinical research"

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Click here for more information on the 2023 Keynote Lecture



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How to Write an Abstract

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. 

How to Present a Flash Talk

Students will learn the best practices of giving an approximate five-minute presentation at a research conference that gives a clear and succinct overview of your research or creative activity. 




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 Last Modified 3/22/23