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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 51st Annual WKU Student Research Conference will be a virtual conference on Friday, April 9, 2021 and Saturday, April 10, 2021.   
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.


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Abstract submission window for 2021 is closed 


Past Programs

2021 Conference Program
(pdf file, 10.2 MB)

2021 Conference Abstracts
(pdf file, 618 KB)

2021 Conference Session Winners
(pdf file, 9.6 MB)


Conference Sign-in


Conference Poster Session


Student Poster


Student Poster

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 Last Modified 5/15/21