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Student Research Council

The 48th Annual WKU
Student Research Conference
will take place on
Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Abstract submission will open on December 1, 2017.

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2017 Schedule Overview
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2018 Keynote Lecture
2018 Judge Information
2018 Student  Workshops
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Upcoming Events:

December 1, 2017
Abstract submission opens

March 24, 2018
48th Annual WKU
Student Research Conference
Downing Student Union

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Student Workshops


This workshop series is intended to help students develop professional skills in general and, more specifically, prepare for the annual WKU Student Research Conference in the spring semester.

The workshop series is for undergraduate and graduate students of all disciplines. Presented by WKU faculty, workshops are open to all students.


How to Write an Abstract


The first step to participating in the Student Research Conference is submitting a brief abstract of your work. Not sure where to start? This workshop will explain how to effectively describe your research or creative project in 200 words. We will cover what information to include, what to avoid, and how to structure this important document. At the end of this workshop, you will have the tools you need to write your own abstract for the Feb. 16 deadline.

When: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:00pm
Where: Honors College and International Center 2007

Presenter: Dr. Leila Watkins, Assistant Professor of Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Slideshow from 2017 How to Write an Abstract workshop

Handout from 2017 How to Write an Abstract workshop


How to Give a Talk


Presentation Workshop GraphicThe focus of this workshop is the traditional form of participation in an academic meeting - a podium paper presentation.This workshop covers modes of paper delivery, parts of a presentation, visual aids and tips for communicating effectively. Examples of presentations are evaluated.

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:00 PM
Where: Honors College and International Center 2007

Presenter: Dr. Enakshi Roy, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Broadcasting


How to Make a Poster


human figure with posterA good poster presentation should capture your audience's attention, start conversation, and help you tell a story about your research. But how do you do all that with a single poster? This workshop will cover strategies for making a successful poster that offers a clear and engaging narrative of your research.

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:00 PM
Where: Honors College and International Center 2001

Presenter: Dr. Rodney King, Professor of Biology

Handout from 2017 How to Make a Poster workshop


How to Visualize Research Data


Good communication doesn't just happen; it is the result of good design! If you are responsible for presenting quantitative information as Poster,  PowerPoint Presentation, or Research Article, this workshop is for you! In this hands-on workshops you will get the chance to access analytical tool, learn how to present quantitative information simply, clearly, accurately, and compellingly.

When: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:00pm
Where: Grise Hall 236

Presenter: Dr. Leyla Zhuhadar, Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Click here to download handouts from a previous workshop.
Contact Dr. Leyla Zhuhadar if you have questions about the handouts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attend workshops to learn more about

Writing an Abstract

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5:00 pm
Honors College and International Center 2007

Making a Poster

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:00 pm
Honors College and International Center 2001 Handout

Preparing your Conference Presentation

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5:00 pm
Honors College and International Center 2007

Visualizing Research Data

Thursday, March 8, 5:00 pm
Grise Hall 236
Handout


 

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