Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Student Research Council

47th Annual WKU Student
Research Conference
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Downing Student Union

facebook icontwitter icon

2017 Conference Schedule
2017 Sigma Xi Lecture
2017 Judge Information
2017 Student  Workshops
2017 Conference Parking
Contact Us


 

Upcoming Events:

February 24 (11:59 PM)
Deadline for mentors to approve student abstract submissions

February 27 (4 PM)
Student Workshop: How to Make a Poster (info)

March 21 (11:30 AM)
Student Workshop: How to Give a Talk (info)

March 25 (all day)
47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference (info)
Downing Student Union

March 25 (9:50 AM)
Conference Keynote Address (info)
Dr. Karen Oates, Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture
“Science in the Public Interest”
Downing Student Union Auditorium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Workshops 2017 Schedule

2017 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. 17 deadline.

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 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 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: Friday, February 17, 2017, 11:30 AM
Where: Grice 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.


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: Monday, February 27, 2017, 4:00 PM
Where: Honors College and International Center 2007

Presenter: Dr. Rodney King, Professor of Biology


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: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 11:30 AM
Where: Honors College and International Center 3005

Presenter: Dr. Lance Hahn, Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attend workshops to learn more about

Writing an Abstract

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 5:00 pm
Honors College and International Center rm 2007

Visualizing Research Data

Friday, February 17, 2017, 11:30 am
Grise Hall rm 236

 

Making a Poster

Monday, February 27, 2017, 4:00 pm
Honors College and International Center rm 2007

 

Preparing your Conference Presentation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 11:30 am
Honors College and International Center rm 3005

 

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 
 Last Modified 2/17/17