Centennial Honors College

WIU QC and Online Student Research Conference

A Celebration of Academic Excellence through Research, Scholarship, and Performance

April 25-29, 2022

student presenting research about gene expression of caterpillars people talking with a student in front of a posterboard about an ecology group


The Virtual Conference Website is hosted through a WesternOnline Course page. To attend and participate in the conference, please self-register by logging in to the WesternOnline Homepage and then going to Communication > Self-Registration. A table of courses available for self-registration will then appear. Select the course titled: 2022 WIU QC and Online Student Research Conference. The Conference course page of that name should then appear on the home page. If there are any questions about self-registration, please don't hesitate to contact Jim Rabchuk at ja-rabchuk@wiu.edu.

Virtual Conference Website

Description of the Event

The WIU QC and Online Student Research Conference is a celebration of the scholarly research being carried out by students and their faculty mentors at the WIU QC and Online Campuses. The Research Conference will feature recorded scholarly presentations by students on their research and special projects, as well as student performances. These recordings will be available for viewing and comment in the Conference’s Western Online Course page throughout the week of April 25-29. There will be an option for an in-person session for live presentations on Friday, April 22nd at 2pm, followed by a reception for all presenters and their mentors, at which refreshments will be provided and a keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Kristi Mindrup, Vice President for Quad Cities Campus Operations.

Guidelines for Attending

This year, our Student Research Conference will be hosted virtually through our Western Online course management system. A Western Online Course, called “2022 WIU QC and Online Student Research Conference” has been created in order to provide access to pre-recorded presentations of student research, scholarship, as well as creative and artistic performances. In order to participate in the conference, an individual having an ecom id and password can self-register for the conference by accessing the course page through Western Online.

For those individuals who do not currently have an ecom id or password, please submit your request to the conference coordinator, Dr. James Rabchuk via email at ja-rabchuk@wiu.edu. The critical pieces of information used for creating the ecom account are the person’s name and birthdate. The authorization will be valid until the end of the semester (May 16, 2022). The process to create the accounts takes several days. Therefore, all non-WIU individuals who wish to attend the conference must submit the request and required information by Monday, April 11th, 2022.

Guidelines for Participation

Participation in the WIU QC Student Research Conference is open to all Western Illinois University undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to all interested High School and Community College students. Participants must submit an abstract and participation information, which also confirms that they have read and understood these guidelines, between March 7 and April 22, 2022. Students from institutions other than WIU desiring to participate may submit their abstract and application directly to the QC Honors College Coordinator (Dr. Jim Rabchuk at ja-rabchuk@wiu.edu). Please read and refer to the following Submission Instructions before submitting an abstract and participation information. Further questions can be directed to Dr. Jim Rabchuk at 309-762-7095. Those students participating from institutions other than WIU, please read carefully the guidelines for attending the conference, provided above.