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WKU Student Research Conference accepting submissions through Feb. 19

The 46th Annual WKU Student Research Conference is accepting student abstract submissions to present mentored research and creative works. Feb. 19 is the deadline for students to submit 200-word abstracts describing their scholarly activities.

WKU SRC Call for AbstractsStudents may submit work that falls into the following categories: oral papers, posters, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, performances and video. The conference is interdisciplinary and accepts work from both undergraduate and graduate students. Any student who has completed a faculty-mentored project is invited to submit.

A student workshop titled How to Write an Abstract will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 10) in the Honors College International Center (HCIC) room 2016. All students are invited to attend.

The WKU Student Research Conference will take place April 1-2 on the WKU campus. The conference will feature an opening session with Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Sandra Hanson on April 1. Hanson’s lecture is titled Science for All? Diversity in Science in a Global Society and is open to the community. The conference continues April 2 with student presentations throughout the day.

Dr. Darlene Applegate is chair of the WKU Student Research Council, the group that plans the event.

“Students across the entire campus are engaged in a wide range of amazing research projects and creative activities,” Applegate said. “The Student Research Conference is an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their work and gain valuable experience presenting papers and posters. And, other students who attend the conference can learn about other disciplines and get inspired to pursue their own research and artistic projects.”

The WKU Student Research Conference and campus-wide REACH (Research Experiences and Creative Heights) activities spotlight scholarly activity at WKU each spring. The 2015 conference featured 351 student presentations. Student participants represented diverse disciplines from 44 departments, programs and institutes in all colleges.

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 conference is planned each year by the university’s Student Research Council.

Contact: Derick Strode, (270) 745-3167

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