2016 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 February 19 deadline.
Dr. Leiia Watkins
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Honors College and International Center (HCIC) Room 2016
How to Prepare a Conference Presentation
The 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
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Downing Student Union (DSU) Room 2086
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
Friday, March 18, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Grise Hall (GH) Room 236
Poster "Pitch" Prep: How to Successfully Pitch Your Poster to the Public and to the
Presenting your poster to the judges is just like entrepreneurs pitching an idea to
investors! You've been dedicated to your project, but can you share your ideas effectively with
the judges and the public? In this workshop, students from the WKU Center for Entrepreneurship
& Innovation’s Entrepreneurship Lab show presenters how to successfully “pitch” their
posters to the public and to the judges. Come with a copy of your poster and leave
with a prepared poster pitch!
Thursday, March 24, 2016
4:00 - 5:15 pm
Grise Hall (GH) Room 242
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