Document Type

Conference Proceeding


With 383 research presentations, the 44th Annual WKU Student Research Conference is, by far, the biggest in the event’s history. There are 185 oral presentations and 198 posters/exhibits, plus eight spotlight performances. A total of 281 undergraduate students and 102 graduate students are presenters this year. In addition, 65 students are co-primary authors and 144 are secondary authors.

The interdisciplinary nature of the conference is evident in the broad range of subject areas covered in the presentations. Student participants represent diverse disciplines from 47 departments, programs, and institutes in all colleges.

Among the undergraduate participants in the conference are 111 Honors College students. Many are presenting their capstone experience/thesis projects at the conference.

Also among the undergraduate participants are 30 students in the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. Since its creation in 2008, a total of 176 Gatton Academy students have presented at the conference.


Abstracts available as a separate download on bottom of page.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Thomas Scott Lyons