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Student Research Council

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) was transformed to a virtual conference. Participants presented their research online and will receive judging feedback.  

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.

Submit an Abstract

The abstract submission timeframe for the 2021 conference will be announced soon.

Visit the conference page for more information.

Past Programs

2019 Conference Program

(pdf file, 2.6 MB)

2019 Conference Abstracts
(pdf file, 1.3 MB)

2019 Conference Session Winners
(pdf file, 250 KB)


Conference Sign-in


Conference Poster Session


Student Poster


Student Poster

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 Last Modified 9/21/20