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2020 Student Research Conference 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.


Presenting Research Online

Presenting research and creative activities in an online capacity differs from presenting to a live audience. This workshop will explain how to plan and present your research in an online format.

When: TBA 
Where: Online presentation


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: Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:00PM 
Where: DSU 2086


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: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:00pm
Where: DSU 2086

 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, February 18, 2020, 5:00pm
Where: DSU 2086

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: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 5:00PM
Where: Helm Library 005


Attend workshops to learn more about


Presenting Research Online
Online presentation

Writing an Abstract
 Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:00pm
DSU 2086

Visualizing Research Data
 Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:00pm
DSU 2086

Preparing your Conference Presentation
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:00pm
DSU 2086

Making a Poster
 Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:00pm
DSU 2085


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