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"Be an Academic Rock Star" Workshop Series

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 2015 Session Winners


Conference Program







Workshop Series, Student Research Conference-2015

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. Workshops, presented by WKU faculty, are open to all students. 

How to Visualize Research Data Using Analytics

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.

Dr. Leyla Zhuhadar
Monday, March16, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Grise Hall 338

Handouts:  ppt
Contact Dr. Leyla Zhuhadar if you have questions about the handouts.

How to Effectively Design and Organize Text and Images for Conference Posters

The WKU Student Research Conference, like many academic meetings, features a session for students to present their scholarly works using poster displays. This workshop covers the parts of a poster, tips for effectively organizing text and images, and suggestions for printing posters

Professor Joshua Meltzer
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Garrett Conference Center 115

How to Prepare a Conference Presentation

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.

Dr. Lance Hahn
Thursday, March 19, 2015
11:30 am - 12:30 p.m. 
Downing Student Union 2086

Helpful information to prepare yourself to present at the Student Research Conference.









Over 350 Abstracts were submitted for participation in the 45th Annual Student Research Conference to be held on March 28 in the Downing Student Union. Students will receive a confirmation of their participation by Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Thank you to all the students that submitted an Abstract and to all faculty mentors in assisting with this process.


Attend a workshop to help you with:

Writing and Abstract

Visualizing Research Data

Making a Conference Poster

Preparing your Conference Presentation

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 3/16/15