Western Research Day


All submissions must be received by way of the WRD website/submission form between

March 11th and April 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Western students (undergraduate and graduate) who are doing or have recently done research or other creative work in any WCSU program are invited to present their work at WRD.  These works may be written, audio-visual, virtual, etc. – they just need to have been created as part of your studies at Western.

This years’ event will be held on Thursday, May 9th, 2019.

  • Abstract submissions must be received by the deadline of April 12th, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
  • Each student is allowed to submit only one abstract as the presenting author (ie. a student cannot be the primary presenter for more than one poster)
  • All submissions must be approved by the faculty member with whom the student worked in the creation of the submitted work.  (Your submission must include the email of the faculty member with whom you worked and that faculty member will receive notification upon your submission.)
  • All submissions must be submitted online to the WRD website/submission form that will be available March 11, 2019.
  • All submissions must be from current WCSU students.
  • Your abstract must not exceed 150 words.


Specify the name and current email address of the student presenter(s) and the faculty mentor.



Abstracts should:

  • Clearly state the central research question and/or purpose of the project
  • Provide a brief, relevant scholarly or research context (no actual citations required) that demonstrate its attempt to make a unique contribution to the area of inquiry
  • Provide a brief description of research or project methodology
  • State conclusions or expected results and the context in which they will be discussed
  • Include text only (no images or graphics)
  • Be well-written and well-organized

These criteria are based on those for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research guidelines.



  1. Poster session (details will be e-mailed to you once your abstract has been accepted)
  2. Other (please specify the requested format, space and materials required)

View sample abstracts that have been accepted in prior WRD conferences


April 12th, 2019 @ 5 PM is a firm deadline… and firm means:

No late entries will be accepted.

For more information, call Michelle Monette at (203) 837-9894 if you have any questions.