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Submission Period for WWU Scholars Week runs through May 12

The Scholars Week Committee is pleased to announce the celebration of graduate and undergraduate students’ scholarly pursuits with Western Washington University’s annual Scholars Showcase. Scholars Week 2021, a virtual event, will include an online poster session, featuring graduate and undergraduate research and creative works, as well as a Three-minute Thesis competition for graduate students. Further details and instructions for application and participation can be found on the Scholars Week website.  

Dates are as follows: 

April 26 – May 12 — Submission period  

POSTER SESSION - Western undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding research or creative works are encouraged to submit to the Poster Session, which will include a live chat session for participants to interact with visitors to the site.  

THREE-MINUTE THESIS (3MT®) COMPETITION – Participating graduate students explain their research to a general audience in this special format, a presentation to include a brief audience Q&A. 


May 17 – May 21 ­— Scholars Week  

The Scholars Showcase, featuring a virtual format Three-Minute Thesis competition and Poster Session will become available to the campus community to view and visit with presenters throughout the week.  

This year’s Scholars Week will not require a formal faculty nomination process; however, student applicants will be asked to name either a faculty nominator or mentor as part of their application. Faculty named by students will be notified.  

The Scholars Week portal, designed by WWU Outreach and Continuing Education - Conference Services, will require free registration for all participants (submitters and visitors). 

For more information, including how to submit to Scholars Week, visit:  

Other inquiries, email Scholars Week at 

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