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The observation, consideration and research of new concepts and ideas lies at the heart of Western’s values. The cultivation of analytical minds and problem-solving skills prepare students to excel in any career. Projects leading to publication bring a valuable distinction to a student’s resume in today’s competitive world.
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Western Colorado University is committed to graduating students skilled in written and spoken communication, problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. The Celebration of Scholarship Undergraduate Research Symposium grew from this commitment.
The Celebration highlights the independent creative work of our students and reflects Western’s vibrant community of inquiry. A multidisciplinary event, the semiannual Celebration provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to the practices of communication and critical inquiry across disciplines, which supports the university’s commitment to the liberal arts.
You are invited to the University’s undergraduate research Symposium! This event is an opportunity for Western students to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience, as well as an opportunity for students and faculty to participate in a community of scholarship and to examine the connection between research and education. The Symposium includes poster and presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics.
All Western Colorado University students involved in research are encouraged to participate. All Western Colorado University faculty are encouraged to involve your classes either through student presentations of significant semester projects, or through incorporating the symposium into your semester assignments and co-curricular experiences. Even for those not presenting, the Symposium will be a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at Western Colorado University.
This event is an opportunity for Western students to present their research, as well as an opportunity for students and faculty to participate in a community of scholarship and to examine the connection between research and education. The symposium includes poster and oral presentation sessions by students from all academic disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary discourse, allowing students to learn from each other about a broad range of exciting research topics.
All Western students involved in research are encouraged to participate. Even for those not presenting, the Symposium is a great way to learn about the broad range of scholarly and artistic opportunities available at Western.
Abstracts should be no more than 150 words. Submit abstracts electronically through the Celebration of Scholarship Webpage at the Celebration of Scholarship Abstract Submission Form. You must complete all fields in the abstract submission form. If a field is left blank your abstract will not be accepted. An email confirmation will be sent to both the student and faculty mentor after successful abstract submission. If you do not receive a confirmation email, Dr. David Marchetti. Detailed guidelines for oral and poster presentations are available on the website. Please review and follow these instructions.
If you have questions please contact Dr. David Marchetti at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Western Research Council (WRC) is to highlight the academic prowess of undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty at Western. WRC exists to expand opportunities for students in all academic disciplines to engage in original research or creative work.
WRC promotes active student and faculty scholarship by:
The purpose of SOURCE is to encourage research, scholarly inquiry and creative activity by Western undergraduate students. Two categories of awards are available: project grants and travel grants. This student-fee generated fund prioritizes in the following order: student research, student travel to present research, and student travel for learning or professional development. When travel does not include a student presentation, we prioritize applications that show matching funds.Learn More & Apply
The Dean’s List at Western Colorado University recognizes students who have attained a grade-point average of 3.70 while carrying 12 or more credits. Dean’s List recipients are acknowledged once per semester and Western is proud to honor them for their commitment to academics. To review the most recent Dean’s Lists, click below.Learn More
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The best way to find out what makes Western such a special place is to experience it for yourself. Our student-led tours give you an insider’s perspective on everything from academics to student life.
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