Student Research Council
For information on the 2020 Student Research Conference, visit the Updates page.
About the WKU Student Research Conference
The WKU Student Research Conference showcases scholarly activities of graduate and undergraduate students of diverse disciplines from across the 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 50th Annual WKU Student Research Conference (originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 in the Downing Student Union on the Bowling Green campus) has been transformed to a virtual conference. Participants can present their research online and will receive judging feedback. Conference sessions are free and open to the public.
WKU has a rich history of scholarly engagement of students. Scholarly activity has been defined as original and creative work that is shared with colleagues and the general public. Research is a form of scholarly activity that involves the discovery of new knowledge. Other forms of scholarship include the development of new technologies, methods, materials or uses; the integration of knowledge that leads to new understanding; and artistry that creates new insights and interpretations.* As demonstrated by the Student Research Conference, students significantly enrich their academic experiences at WKU by engaging in scholarly activity.
The abstract submission timeframe for the 2020 conference is closed.
Visit the conference page for more information.